FRIDAY, JULY 30:
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT: Falling for Fantasy – Drew Fuller, Brian Krause, Teddy Sears, and have all starred in romantic fantasies and know what it means to portray a desirable character within a true love story. RomaDrama Live! will bring them together for this unique discussion, where they will share details about their inspiring journeys, look back at the characters they have portrayed, share exclusive stories, and talk about upcoming projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and be a part of this unique conversation. This panel will be moderated by Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook.
3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT: From Script to Screen – Inside the Creative Process of Writing Romance – An exclusive look behind the scenes with (3 or 4) screenwriters who have penned some of the most memorable and popular romances and dramas that grace our screens today. Featuring Rick Garman, Julie Sherman Wolfe, Karen Schaler, and Riley Weston, From Script to Screen – Inside the Creative Process of Writing Romance will share an insider’s view of the creative process, the art of writing romance, and what it’s like to be a screenwriter. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter the discussion as they ask the talented individuals who continue to create the concepts behind the most beloved romantic modern-day movies that resonate with fans worldwide. This discussion will be moderated by Ruth Hill.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT: The Many Talents: Movies, Music and More!: RomaDrama LIVE! has assembled three talented actors, Wes Brown, Paul Greene, and Rob Mayes; all whom are also talented artists and musicians. As the panelists discuss the correlation between music and movies (chiefly the romantic sort), each one of these gentlemen will share enlightening tales of how they are able to experience success in both the worlds of movies and music, how these two careers overlap, and what their ultimate dreams are for the future of their two passions. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from these creative men and ask their most pressing questions about their favorite movies and music these artists have produced. This panel is moderated by one of Nashville’s most beloved media personalities, Kelly Sutton.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT Drift Away with Donovan: A Conversation with Trevor Donovan: In this lively, enlightening conversation with Trevor Donovan, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive, one-of-a-kind stories and details relating to Trevor Donovan’s career, his work with rescue dogs, his social media interactions, and more. Audience participation will be encouraged as he answers fan questions regarding every element of his TV/movie career and his charitable work. This panel will be moderated by Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook.
6:00-6:30 p.m. CT: Christmas Camp® with Christmas Karen! – To share some holiday happiness BYOC, Bring Your Own Cheer, and toast the holidays with three-time Emmy Award-winner Karen Schaler, during one of her exclusive Christmas Camp® chats that includes some festive, fun giveaways! Writer of Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime Christmas movies and novels, including the Netflix hit A Christmas Prince and Hallmark’s Christmas Camp, Christmas Karen takes you behind the scenes of creating these magical, uplifting stories. Ho! Ho! Ho! what do you want to know? Get your questions answered and a sneak peek of Karen’s latest royal rom-com A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale.
SATURDAY, JULY 31:
3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT: Heart-to-Heart with the Hynies: A Conversation with Tyler Hynes: In this intimate, provocative conversation, Tyler Hynes and his fans (known affectionately as the “Hynies,”) will have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on Tyler and his career as he shares exclusive stories, behind-the-scenes antics, and more with his loyal, enthusiastic fans. This panel will be moderated by Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. CT: Summer at the Shore: Summer at the Shore: There is nothing like a beach getaway to escape the triple-digit heat of summertime, and everyone loves a summer romance at the shore. Two actors who know this best are fan-favorites, Jesse Metcalfe and Gregory Harrison. RomaDrama Live! is proud to have these actors who have graced the screens in a popular network show. They will share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, discuss their characters, and more. Attendees can join this unique opportunity to ask questions of both actors and get a glimpse of what life and love looks like at the seaside.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT: An Open Book: Reading and Writing Romance: According to the statistics, one-third of all mass-market paperbacks that are sold globally are romance novels. This begs the question, “How is a romance novel born?” In this informative and entertaining panel, romance novelists Jenny Hale, Karen Schaler, and Nancy Naigle have all had their books optioned for and featured on Hallmark and other networks, will share their stories of how they continue to create high-quality, fan-appealing romance novels in a market that often seems over-saturated. Attendees will be privy to the inspiring stories behind each novelist’s success, the work required to make it in the world of romance, and how the book market has changed in the twenty-first century. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged as the authors seek to unravel this ethereal universe of love and romance. This discussion will be moderated by Ruth Hill.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT: Once Upon a Christmas – Attendees who wish to escape the unbearable heat and relentless humidity can stop by this panel discussion where snowball fights, sub-zero temperatures, and winter love rule the day. In fact, the only “heat” you will find in this panel is the smoldering looks of passion each of our panelists Brittany Bristow, Wes Brown, and Ryan Paevey will share with the attendees as they regale the audience with exclusive stories of Christmas movies past and what to anticipate in the cavalcade of sizzling “snowmances” coming our way this holiday season! This panel will be moderated by Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook.
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CT “An Evening with Paul Greene” – “An Evening with Paul Greene” – Paul Greene’s film and television experience reveal a broad range of characters, including roles in When Calls The Heart (Dr. Carson Shepherd) and several of your favorite Hallmark movies, including My Favorite Wedding (Michael), A Christmas Detour (Dylan), and Anything For Love (Jack), thus earning him the nickname “the Cary Grant of Hallmark.” He has also made appearances in Bitten (Phillip), 42 episodes on Fox’s Wicked Wicked Games as Tatum O’Neal’s love interest, CSI: NY, The Wedding Bells, (David E. Kelley), Eastwick, The Whole Truth (Jerry Bruckheimer), NCIS, Harry’s Law, The Client List, and many more. Also, an accomplished musician and singer, Greene has received airplay on Canadian Country radio and has performed at landmark venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Hotel Café and The Troubadour. During RomaDrama Live!, the Americana Country artist will host an exclusive, intimate concert event on Saturday night from 7:30-9:30 pm CT in Jamison Theater at The Factory. A special ticket is required to attend the show and can be purchased at RomaDrama.com.