Faculty Seminar: The Conference

Innovators in Television will cover topics both above and below the line, including live TV, casting, inclusion and production during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously by invitation only, this year's Faculty Seminar: The Conference is open to all media arts educators from colleges and universities nationwide! Learn from top leaders in the business - including executives from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, AppleTV+ and more.

5:00pm October 26, 2020

A Conversation with Tina Perry, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Moderator: Carla Gardini, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted, Harpo Films

6:00pm October 26, 2020

Design: Artistry in Production
The look and feel of every TV show is created by artists who play an enormous role in determining the viewer’s experience. Meet leading designers and learn how they built their careers.
Oscar Dominguez, Lighting Designer, The Voice
Debra Hanson, Costume Designer, Schitt’s Creek
Jennifer Robertson, Actress, Schitt's Creek
Elisabeth Williams, Production Designer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Moderator: James Connelly, Production Designer and CEO, JP Connelly Production Design Company, The Kelly Clarkson Show, MTV Video Music Awards

5:00pm October 27, 2020

Power of TV: Homelessness in Storytelling
Explore how the creative industry can shed light and attention on homeless youth through compelling and authentic storytelling.
Lucien Christian Adderley, Writer, David Makes Man
Kat Lilley, Guest Advisory Council, Family Promise
Kay Oyegun, Writer, This Is Us
Lyric Ross, Actress, This Is Us
Kevin Ryan, CEO, Covenant House
Richard "Byrd" Wilson, Writer, David Makes Man
Moderator: David Ambroz, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney Television

6:00pm October 27, 2020

The Ins and Outs of Live Television Production
Live Television offers an array of job possibilities for students. Learn from the experts how to navigate production while delivering a live product in real time.
Linda Mendoza, Director, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
Don Mischer, Executive Producer/Director, 9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together; The 71st Emmy Awards
Jonathan X, Director, 43rd NAACP Image Awards
Moderator: Rich Preuss, Director, The Game Awards

5:00pm October 28, 2020

Script to Screen: Story & Casting in Little America 
Delve into the pre-production, casting and production process to learn how creators bring a project to life.
Adam Caldwell, Casting Director
Lee Eisenberg, Creator/Executive Producer
Haaz Sleiman, Actor, The Son
Mfoniso Udofia, Writer/Producer
Moderator: Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor, Variety

6:00pm October 28, 2020

Creativity in a Time of Crisis
Find out how the industry is going back into production as the pandemic continues and how the industry is creating and adapting to new protocols. 
Kristen Bartlett, Writer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Julie DeJoie, Executive Producer, Snowfall
Flavio Morales, Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives
Moderator: Amanda Salas, Entertainment Anchor, Good Day LA


updated 10.26.20

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