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Friday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans

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The trailblazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was the multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching, and hosting the landmark, Emmy award-winning, 1990s black-oriented comedy satire In Living Color. Join this conversation with the 2017 Extraordinary Contribution to Television honoree for an in-depth conversation about his creative baby— and ultimate “pièce de résistance”—and how In Living Color paved the way for so many other artists and projects. 

Moderators
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John Merriman

Moderator; actor Mustang Island, You Hurt My Feelings
John Merriman is an award winning filmmaker and actor. He starred in the New York Times Critic's Pick YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, the LA Film Fest winning feature GRETCHEN, and the indie comedies PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES and CINEMA SIX. He also acted in the acclaimed Sundance film PIT STOP and the SXSW award winner LOVES HER GUN. Together with Kerri Lendo, he wrote, directed, and acted in the short films MODERN MAN and SLEEP STUDY which won the Audience Award at the 2010 Austin Film... Read More →

Panelists
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Keenen Ivory Wayans

2017 Extraordinary Contribution to Television Award Recipient
The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching a... Read More →


Friday October 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Ballroom

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