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Faculty Seminar: The Conference

Innovators in television will cover topics that include development, state-of-the-art technology, inclusion and representation in television, the ever-changing dynamics of this creative medium, and more. 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 YouTube, NBCUniversal and more.

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas & CEO, Endemol Shine North America

Anya Adams, Director, black-ish, Glow

Erika Bryant, Executive Producer, Family or Fiancé, Real Housewives of Atlanta

Steven Canals, Writer, Producer, Director, Pose

Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer, The Amazing Race

Rob Eric, Executive Producer, Queer Eye

Dennie Gordon, Director, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Grace & Frankie

Paul Karasick, Editor, The Right Stuff

Tina Mabry, Director, 9-1-1, American Horror Story: 1984

Carmen Marrón, Writer, Producer, Director, Endgame, Queen Sugar

Craig Mazin, Writer, Producer, Chernobyl

Jonathan Murray, Founder & Executive Consultant, Bunim/Murray Productions

Dawn Olmstead, President, Universal Content Productions & Wilshire Studios

Mark Raudonis, Senior Vice President of Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions

Rob Swartz, Senior Vice President of Development & Production, REELZ

 

The Business of "The Business"

An overview of the many aspects of the television business with particular attention on the development process. From networks to studios to production companies, learn about the creative, economic, and strategic dimensions of different parts of the television business.

Rob Swartz, Senior Vice President of Development & Production, Reelz 

 

The Pitch: Best Practices for Shopping an Idea

Learn about the anatomy of a successful pitch from the point of view of showrunners and development executives.

Steven Canals, Writer, Producer, Director - Pose (More TBA) 

 

Directing for Television

This panel of television directors - all women for the first time in the history of Faculty Seminar - will discuss the pathways to directing jobs in the industry and how you can prepare your students for a successfull career directing television. 

Anya Adams, black-ish, Glow

Dennie Gordon, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Grace & Frankie

Tina Mabry, 9-1-1, American Horror Story: 1984

Carmen Marron, Endgame, Queen Sugar

 

The Writers Room

Expert insight into what aspiring writers must know. What really goes on in the writers room and what does it take to get there?

Craig Mazin, Writer, Executive Producer, Chernobyl

Shoshannah Stern, Creator, Writer, This Close

 

Editing and Post Production

Post production provides an array of job possibilities for students. Instructors will hear from leaders in the field about the importance of the post-production crafts, the types of jobs available in an ever-changing industry, and how best to land them.

Mark Raudonis, SVP, Post Production, Bunim-Murray Productions

Paul Karasick, Editor, The Right Stuff

Del Spiva, Music Editor

 

The Power of TV

The Television Academy Foundation's public programming series that inspires both industry professional and the public with discussions that celebrate the power of television to spark social change. 

 

The Reality of Unscripted Television

Meet leaders in reality tv programs and learn how unscripted television is unique. This session will have you ready to share with your students the best pathways for a career in reality television. 

Erika Bryant, Executive Producer, Family or Fiancé, Real Housewives of Atlanta

Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer, The Amazing Race

Rob Eric, Executive Producer, Queer Eye

 

Intersectionality on Television: Getting It Right

The President of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media shares current data and best practices toward achieving accurate representation on television with regard to gender, race, disability, class, and beyond.

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

 

 

updated 10.14.19

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