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Friday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
*Roundtable: The Art, Craft, and Business of Television

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*Get in-depth answers to your questions about the art, craft and business of writing for television. How do you break in? What is the dynamic in a writers’ room and the difference between various jobs involved? How is the changing landscape of television affecting the role of a writer? This roundtable session offers registrants exclusive access to TV writers, producers, showrunners, and executives in an informal setting. Come prepared with questions that focus on the importance of both the creative and business sides of breaking into and writing for television.
*This Roundtable requires advance registration at the Roundtable Sign-up Table in the Driskill Mezzanine; the Roundtable takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street. Only one roundtable sign-up slot per registrant. Registrants must have the day-appropriate badge.

Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 25 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 26 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 27 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 28 | 8:30AM–3:00PM


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Kelly Jo Brick

writer Pause, The Jewel in the Woods; contributing editor TVWriter.com
Kelly Jo Brick is a television and documentary writer and producer. She wrote the Telly Award-winning film PAUSE and the Frank Lloyd Wright documentary The Jewel In The Woods. She is a contributing editor for TVWriter.com where she writes The Write Path, an interview series that highlights how writers got their start in the industry. A Sundance Female Filmmakers Initiative Financing Intensive Fellow, Kelly Jo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she earned a B.A. with Honors in both Communications and English-Cr... Read More →
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Colette Burson

writer/director/EP Permanent, Hung; writer The Riches
Colette Burson is a television writer, screenwriter, producer and director. She co-created, executive produced and was the showrunner of "Hung" for HBO, as well as wrote for "The Riches" on FX. She has written original television pilots and episodes for Showtime, FX, NBC, and Canal+/Europa... Read More →
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Glenn Cockburn

President/Founder, Meridian Artists
Glenn Cockburn is the founder of Meridian Artists. Along with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers. Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader... Read More →
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Deniese Davis

producer Insecure, Awkward Black Girl, Guidance, Sequin Raze
Deniese Davis has produced over 100 projects including music videos, short films and digital content. In the web-series realm she is best known for producing Issa Rae's award-winning web series “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl”, which accumulated over 17 million views... Read More →
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Bob Dearden

writer iZombie, Play It Again, Dick
Bob Dearden is a former forestry worker and decorated free-throw shooter hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and currently works as a writer for The CW’s iZombie.
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Ajay Kishore

Founder/CEO of Stareable
Ajay Kishore is the founder and CEO of Stareable, the largest community of web series creators and fans. He is a fellow at the Made in NY Media Center, serves on the jury for digital content at Series Fest and Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival, advises Tribeca Film Festival’s digital... Read More →
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Jardine Libaire

writer/author White Fur
Jardine Libaire got her MFA in Writing from the University of Michigan. Her sixth novel White Fur (Hogarth), published in May 2017, was an Amazon Best Book, a Barnes + Noble Discover, and a Book of the Month selection; the television-series adaptation of White Fur she wrote for... Read More →
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Richard Lowe

writer Walk The Prank, Dr. Ken; editor The Good Fight
Richard Lowe spent most of his childhood in a grocery store learning how to stock shelves,bag food, and butcher meat, as he was the presumed heir of a multi-generational family business started by Chinese immigrants. However, after graduating from UCLA with a degree in film and TV... Read More →
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Jen Statsky

writer/producer Broad City, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Lady Dynamite
Jen Statsky is currently a Writer/Producer on The Good Place for NBC and Broad City for Comedy Central. Prior to that, she was an executive story editor on Parks & Recreation for NBC and Lady Dynamite for Netflix. Jen has also worked as a staff writer on HBO's Hello Ladies, Comedy... Read More →
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Conrad Sun

TV Literary Manager, Meridian Artists
Conrad Sun joined Meridian Artists in 2014 to head their Los Angeles Division. Conrad devotes his efforts toward building the Los Angeles roster, and supporting all of Meridian's LA based clients for both staffing and development. Additionally Conrad works with the Toronto office... Read More →
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Nicholas Verso

writer/director/editor Boys In The Trees, The Last Time I Saw Richard
In 2016, Nicholas’ debut feature film, Boys In The Trees, made its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival before screening at festivals around the world including Toronto, Busan, Sitges and winning Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival. The... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David's Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

Attendees (94)