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.
A Conversation with Peter Friedlander and Nina Wolarsky, Co-Vice Presidents, Original Series, Netflix
Moderator: Juan Morales, Editor-in-Chief, emmy(®) Magazine
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.
Kalia Booker, Director, Drama Programming, HBO
Steven Canals, Writer, Producer, Director - Pose
Jaime Dávila, President and Co-Founder, Campanario Entertainment
Moderator: Danielle Turchiano, Senior Features Editor
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
Carmen Marron, Endgame, Queen Sugar
Moderator: Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women in Film
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?
Sarah Dunn, Creator, Executive Producer, American Housewife
Craig Mazin, Writer, Executive Producer, Chernobyl
Shoshannah Stern, Creator, Writer, This Close
Moderator: Margaret Nagle, Writer, Producer
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: Star Trek, 50 Years of Diversity & Inclusion
Meet the makers of one of television's most beloved and longest-running programs, and learn how they work to achieve diversity both in front of and behind the camera.
Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Decks
Jenny Lumet, Executive Producer, Star Trek: Discovery / Co-Executive Producer, Star Trek: Picard
Michelle Paradise, Executive Producer/Showrunner,Star Trek: Discovery
Moderator: Sarah Rodman, Entertainment Editor, Entertainment Weekly
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