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Friday, October 30 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Inside the Writers Room: Casual

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Join creator/executive producer Zander Lehmann, executive producers Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar, and executive producer/director (of episodes 1 & 2) Jason Reitman for a look inside the writers room and a conversation on bringing the Hulu original series to life. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from the key players behind a successful show as they discuss their individual roles in the creative process and the art of collaboration.

Moderators
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Linnea Toney

Moderator

Panelists
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Helen Estabrook

producer Whiplash, Young Adult; executive producer Casual
Helen Estabrook is an Academy Award©-nominated film and television producer. She runs Right of Way Films, the production company of director Jason Reitman, and she serves as his producing partner. Her career started with Reitman’s Oscar-nominated film Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick. She went on to produce the Duplass brothers’ Jeff Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms, as... Read More →
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Zander Lehmann

creator/executive producer Casual
Zander Lehmann was born in Santa Monica, California. After pushing a mail cart at a talent agency and working as a development assistant, he sold Game Show, an original pilot, to HBO with david Fincher and Josh Donen producing. In 2014, his feature spec script, The Beautiful Game, attached Alexander Payne to produce and made The Black List.
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Jason Reitman

writer/director Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking, Labor Day; director Juno
Jason Reitman is an Academy Award© nominated filmmaker who made his feature film debut with the 2006 Sundance hit Thank You For Smoking. He earned Academy Award© nominations for directing Juno and Up in the Air, the latter of which earned Reitman a Golden Globe Award and WGA Award for Best Screenplay. His other films include Young Adult, Labor Day, and Men, Women and Children. He also executive produced the Academy Award©-winning... Read More →
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Liz Tigelaar

creator/executive producer Life Unexpected; writer/producer Bates Motel, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Brothers & Sisters, American Dreams; executive producer Casual
Liz Tigelaar currently serves as executive producer on Hulu’s upcoming new comedy “Casual” from Jason Reitman, and is best known for creating the critically acclaimed series “Life Unexpected,” which aired on the CW for two seasons.  She got her writing start on NBC’s groundbreaking drama “American Dreams,” and went on to write and produce such series as ABC’s “What About... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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