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Sebastian Twardosz is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC. Jason Mirch is the Stage 32 Director of Script Services, producer, writer and the former Head of Feature and Television Development and Production at Image Nation Abu Dhabi, where he helped in the development of FLIGHT, THE HELP, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, and CONTAGION, among others. Full Bio »
Sebastian is currently a partner in Circus Road Films after working in development at Paramount, and at Touchstone, the TV division of Disney and ABC.We'll discuss the business + a live Q&A!
Stage 32's Jason Mirch leads a 1 hour conversation with Sebastian Twardosz, Partner in Circus Road Films, discussing the best ways to break in as a writer, what genres and contests to focus your efforts on, how the industry is changing, and much more before taking live questions from the Writers' Room members.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Emmy-Nominated Producer Brad Carpenter. Brad Carpenter is an Emmy nominated producer who for over fifteen years has built a stalwart reputation as one of television’s most sought after and effective producers specializing in post-production. Brad has overseen a slew of massively successful series including HBO behemoths BOARDWALK EMPIRE and SEX AND THE CITY, Showtime’s hit NURSE JACKIE, USA Network’s critically acclaimed THE SINNER, FX’s Emmy-winning FOSSE/VERDON and most recently LITTLE VOICE for Apple TV with executive producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles. His latest project is JIGSAW for Netflix.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Emmy-nominated and PGA Award-winning Filmmaker and Producer, Rick Rosenthal of Whitewater Films. Best known for helming the hard-hitting drama BAD BOYS, which helped establish Sean Penn’s career, Rick has directed the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, John Lithgow, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Busta Rhymes. Along with his credits directing films, Rick has also worked extensively in television. He directed ABC’s ground-breaking pilot LIFE GOES ON, was nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada award for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and served as a Supervising Producer on Amazon’s Emmy-winning series TRANSPARENT for the first three seasons. Whitewater recently premiered their feature Thriller THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR. Their film, THE LAST SHIFT premiered at Sundance 2020 with two time Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins. In 2019, they released STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN starring Billy Crystal & Ben Schwartz with first-time director Matt Ratner. During the webcast, Rick talks about his background in visual storytelling, the inside story of a fix he made in the editing room of his latest film, producing "TRANSPARENT" for Amazon, what the acronyms JKS and NATO mean for him, and a lot more!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Eric Hsiao at Perfect Storm Entertainment, the production company behind such films and series as F9: The Fast Saga, Star Trek Beyond, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and HBO Max’s Warrior, where he has collaborated on the development of projects set up at studios including Universal, Paramount, Sony, Netflix, and Participant. Additionally, Eric oversees Perfect Storm's producing partnership with the Beijing-based film studio CMC Pictures (The Meg).
Jonathan is known as "Oleg," the hilarious sex-crazed Ukrainian cook, opposite Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs on the CBS hit comedy, "2 Broke Girls." He's been in a number of notable supporting roles, including CBS's "NCIS."
Victor Bui, Kristi Shuton & Adienne C. Thomas are on the Disney | ABC Creative Talent Development & Inclusion Team where they oversee the Writing and Directing Programs. We discuss what writing programs and fellowships, writer development, and how to create a personal brand/story, plus a live Q&A!
Art/Work Manager Spencer Robinson will discuss the differences between managers and agents, how to grab a manager's attention, working with a manager and what he currently is seeing in the industry.