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Saturday, October 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Running the Show

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Overseeing a show requires a lot of responsibility, but the time and energy that goes into creating one can be extremely rewarding. As a show travels from idea to production to polished product, showrunners wear many different hats throughout the process. Experienced showrunners will discuss their roles and responsibilities, how they participate in the writers’ room and on set, and their day-to-day duties ranging from pre-production through post.

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Alisa Perren

Alisa Perren is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She is co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method (2009), author of Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s (2012), and... Read More →

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Donald Todd

executive producer/showrunner This Is Us, For The People, Mind Games; creator Samantha Who?
Donald Todd is an Executive Producer and Showrunner whose recent TV credits include THIS IS US for NBC, FOR THE PEOPLE for ABC, and SLEEPY HOLLOW at FOX. Besides writing screenplays for Kennedy/Marshall, Curtis Hanson, and many others, Donald has created both drama and comedy for... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary