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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Craig Doyle! Craig Doyle is the Showrunner on GROWN-ISH and a writer/producer with credits on BLACK-ISH (co-EP), THE GREAT INDOORS (co-EP), and UNDATEABLE (supervising producer), among others. Full Bio »
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Craig Doyle!
Craig Doyle is the Showrunner on GROWN-ISH and a writer/producer with credits on BLACK-ISH (co-EP), THE GREAT INDOORS (co-EP), and UNDATEABLE (supervising producer), among others.
The Executive Hour
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This week, Jason speaks with producer Natalie Qasabian, who has forged a successful career producing independent films which have had tremendous commercial success! Natalie began her career producing three films for the indie film duo the Duplass Brothers, including Duck Butter directed by Miguel Arteta, Natalie went on to produce All About Nina starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common. Later, Natalie produced Searching, a thriller starring John Cho and Debra Messing which was acquired by Sony at Sundance in 2018 and went on to gross $75M at the box office! Currently she's producing Run, starring Sarah Paulson for Lionsgate as well as the sequel to Searching for Sony. Natalie talks about starting her career as a Line Producer and Production Manager, and how that allowed her to make independent films for a modest budget. Natalie shares her insights on the effectiveness of proof of concept videos, how first-time filmmakers can attract financing, and the inside story of how she sold Searching to Sony at Sundance!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Toph Eggers, a screenwriter, and author with 15 years of experience as a working writer. He is the co-author of the "Haggis-on-Whey" faux-informational children's book series optioned by the Montecito Picture Company and adapted for Paramount Pictures. He is also the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight project, "THE THREE NIGHT STAND", the Cartoon Network commissioned pilot "EARTHIA", as well as the Sundance lab script, "CLUSTERF*CK".
This week we welcome playwright and TV writer who is the author of over forty plays! His television credits include Executive Story Editor on Season 2 of the Starz drama "MAGIC CITY", and serving as Executive Story Editor on two seasons of the HBO television show "HUNG". He wrote and directed the film EXILES IN New York, which played at the A.F.I Film Festival, South by South West, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Latin American International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. He has also has sold his original television projects to Starz, Amazon and AMC, among others. During this incredible Executive Hour, Eduardo talks about working with Oscar-winner Al Pacino on the film SCARFACE in his early 20's, how to write compelling characters for stage and screen, what it is like being in a writers room for HBO, and offers a exercise in breaking character and story that brought one of our members to tears!
Devon got his start as a Development Exec at Ideate Entertainment before launching the management company, First Friday Entertainment, last year with Krista Sipp. We discuss what makes a writer stand out to reps, trends in film and TV, writer voice and standing out, & more, plus a live Q&A!
During this Executive Hour Jason Mirch talks with Mike Disa, the director of the Netflix animated series, "Paradise PD" about his career, working directly for Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, finding a mentor, and how to get a job in a writers' room.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with HBO Max Drama Development Executive Ashlie Sapiro. Ashlie Sapiro is the manager of original content at HBOMax, focusing primarily on Drama series. A lover of all character dramas and stories that defy genre and type, she is currently working on the upcoming Lena Dunham produced series "GENERATION", the reboot of "PRETTY LITTLE LIARS" with Roberto Aguierre Sacasa, "DOOM PATROL" and "TITANS" from the DC Universe, and the pilot for the beloved book, "RULES OF MAGIC". Ashlie started her career working at CAA in the TV Literary department.