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Friday, October 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
*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 sign-up at the Roundtable Registration and takes place at St. David’s Episcopal Church’s Crail Hall, located at 301 E 8th Street.

ROUNDTABLE REGISTRATION HOURS:
Registrants must sign up for Roundtable Sessions in the Mezzanine of the Driskill Hotel!
Wednesday, October 28 | 12:00PM–5:00PM
Thursday, October 29 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Friday, October 30 | 8:30AM–5:00PM
Saturday, October 31 | 8:30AM–3:00PM

Panelists
avatar for Amy Berg

Amy Berg

writer/executive producer Counterpart (upcoming), Da Vinci's Demons; creator/executive producer Caper; writer/co-executive producer Eureka; writer/supervising producer Person of Interest, Leverage
Amy Berg is a writer-producer for film and television.  She's also a massive geek as evidenced by the many genre shows she's worked on including DA VINCI'S DEMONS, PERSON OF INTEREST, EUREKA, and THE 4400.  But her proudest creative achievement might be the award-winning digital series CAPER that premiered on Hulu last year.  Currently she's writing and executive producing the new Starz series COUNTERPART starring J.K. Simmons... Read More →
avatar for Evan Bregman

Evan Bregman

Head of Original Content, Portal A, SCRIPTED DIGITAL SERIES JUROR
Evan Bregman is Head of Original Content at Portal A, an independent creative studio based in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces and distributes video entertainment built for conversation. Bregman is an award-winning producer who most recently served as Executive Director of Digital Media at Electus, where he oversaw creative, production and audience development for all of the Electus... Read More →
avatar for Jack Burditt

Jack Burditt

creator Last Man Standing; writer/executive producer Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Mindy Project, 30 Rock; writer/co-producer Frasier
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, and later in Burbank, CA, graduated from Burbank High School. Worked too many odd jobs to list, but did longer stints at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Lockheed, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, before becoming a script reader (Disney, Tri-Star) and later a TV writer.  Credits include “Mad About You,” “Frasier,” “Just Shoot Me,” “The New... Read More →
avatar for Dan French

Dan French

writer The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Dennis Miller
Dan French is a writer/producer bouncing back and forth from Austin and LA on many projects, all comedy. He's currently running a small production company in Austin, creating mini-documentaries for startup businesses. His past credits include staff talk show jobs on Dennis Miller, The Late, Late Show, many others.    
avatar for Kelly Fullerton

Kelly Fullerton

executive story editor The Fosters
Kelly Fullerton was most recently executive story editor for ABC Family’s critically-acclaimed show, The Fosters. Previous credits include: the NBC show Next Caller  and  MTV’s hit comedy Awkward.  Kelly received her M.F.A. in screenwriting from UCLA as part of the television showrunner track.  At UCLA, Kelly was the recipient of the Sidney Sheldon award for her feature... Read More →
avatar for Mark Goffman

Mark Goffman

executive producer/showrunner Sleepy Hollow; writer Limitless, The West Wing, and White Collar
Mark Goffman is an acclaimed producer and writer in Los Angeles. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the 50 most influential showrunners. Most recently, he served as executive producer and showrunner for Fox's hit TV series, SLEEPY HOLLOW. Previously, Goffman was executive producer of USA's WHITE COLLAR, and a staff writer on THE WEST WING. Goffman also ran the writers' room for NBC's STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. He has... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Gross

Matthew Gross

President EuropaCorp TV Studios; producer Sons of Liberty, Body of Proof, Dirty Sexy Money, Across the Universe, Fired Up!, Joe Somebody, Day Break
MATTHEW GROSS is currently President of TV EuropaCorp USA, the American television division of the French Studio.  EuropaCorp fully finances and distributes it’s content and is headed by Luc Besson and Christophe Lambert. EuropaCorp has produced the hugely successful Taken and Transporter franchises and recently released Lucy, which has grossed over 100 million dollars domestically. Before joining EuropaCorp, Gross served as president... Read More →
avatar for Angela Kang

Angela Kang

writer/co-executive producer The Walking Dead; writer Terriers
Angela Kang is a Writer and Co-Executive Producer for THE WALKING DEAD. She joined the hit AMC series in Season 2. Prior to that, she was a writer for the FX series TERRIERS and NBC's DAY ONE.  Angela received a B.A. in Theater and English from Occidental College, and an M.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
avatar for Casper Kelly

Casper Kelly

creator/writer/director Too Many Cooks, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell; writer Squidbillies
Casper Kelly is co-creator, writer, and director of the number one rated Adult Swim show Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. He has also written for Squidbillies, Stroker & Hoop, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force and is author of the book, More Stories About Spaceships and Cancer.
avatar for Tamar Laddy

Tamar Laddy

writer Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie
Tamar Laddy is a television writer living in Austin, Texas. She most recently served as Story Editor on The CW show HART OF DIXIE, and previously staffed on the ABC Family dramas PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and THE LYING GAME.  Her credits also include four episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT and the accompanying online series NIGHT SHIFT: CLAIRE & KYLE, which was nominated by TV Guide Canada as Outstanding Soap-Related Webisode Series. An... Read More →
avatar for Kate Powers

Kate Powers

writer Rectify; assistant on Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, UnReal, Quarry
Kate Powers began her television career as an intern on the first season of Mad Men, researching everything from the historically accurate pronunciation of “kaiten” to 1960s salaries. In 2008, she joined Breaking Bad as writers’ P.A. and showrunner’s assistant, eventually working as writers’ assistant through Season Four. She joined Rectify in its first season as a writers’ assistant, going on to co-write the... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith

writer Better Call Saul; writers’ assistant Breaking Bad
Gordon Smith was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied writing and lurked around the theatre department, writing plays. Afterward, he walked the earth like Caine from Kung Fu for a few years, working random jobs, including helping out at a (non-­‐metaphorical) nutfarm, taking care of his infirm grandparents and writing letters for the Secretary of the Army. He finally landed in Los Angeles to... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Crail Hall

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