TV Writing Virtual Summit

TV Writing Virtual Summit

This series from our annual special free weekend is dedicated to the craft and business of television and serial content. Now's your chance to learn from top TV screenwriters, showrunners and literary managers. The best part? You can do it in your underwear — because it's all online!

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TV Writing Virtual Summit
  • Karin Gist, Showrunner / Executive Producer / Screenwriter

    Karin Gist, has been one of the most singular and powerful voices in the TV and film industry, is serving as showrunner and executive producer of the highly anticipated BLACK-ISH prequel series MIXED-ISH for ABC which will tentatively be released in Fall 2019. She is also unique in that she has c...

  • Julie Plec, Executive Producer / Showrunner

    Julie Plec is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of “Legacies” on the CW, a spin-off of her series “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals”. Plec also developed and executive produced “Containment,” which aired as a limited series on the CW and is an executive producer of “Roswell, N...

  • Jason Katims, Award-winning Showrunner / Exec. Producer / Writer

    Jason Katims was executive producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed drama “Friday Night Lights,” for which he received numerous accolades, including the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, the Peabody Award, and Humanitas Prize. In addition, Katims created and executive pro...

  • Ali Leroy, Director & Showrunner

    Ali LeRoi is an Award-winning writer/director/producer best known for his work on the critically acclaimed series, CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris”, TBS “Are We There Yet?” and the breakout Hit for STARZ, “Survivor’s Remorse”. Ali’s major motion picture credits include producing and co-writing “Head ...

  • Susan H. Arneson, TV Writer / Executive Producer

    Susan Hurwitz Arneson is a Writer and Producer best known for her work on six seasons of SOUTH PARK. She was with the show through three Emmy wins and one memorable death threat. Most recently she worked as a Writer and Co-Executive Producer for two seasons of THE TICK and the yet to be aired fin...

  • Adam Kolbrenner, Literary Manager & Producer

    Adam Kolbrenner is the founder of Lit Entertainment Group, a newly launched literary management and production company based in Century City, CA. Previously Kolbrenner co-founded Madhouse Entertainment and is a member of the PGA.

    Kolbrenner produced Oscar-nominated film, Prisoners, for Warner ...

  • Anatomy of a Sale: "Prisoners" w/ Adam Kolbrenner

    Literary Manager Adam Kolbrenner breaks down how the script for "Prisoners" was sold and made into an Oscar-nominated film, in "Anatomy of a Sale," a co-presentation by The Tracking Board and The Script Lab

  • Anatomy of a Sale: "Safe House" with Adam Kolbrenner

    Literary Manager Adam Kolbrenner breaks down how the script for "Safe House" was sold and made into a successful film starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, in "Anatomy of a Sale," a co-presentation by The Tracking Board and The Script Lab.

  • Yasemin Yilmaz, Screenwriter & TV Writer

    Yasemin Yilmaz goes where the story takes her. She was born in Turkey and immigrated to California with her family when she was fourteen years old. A hundred episodes of Pokémon, four Harry Potter novels, and six months later, she spoke English like a native. Being bicultural, Yasemin has found h...

  • Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders, Creators / Showrunners / Executive Producers

    Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are the creators, showrunners and executive producers of the limited series “The Hot Zone” for National Geographic, which was the network’s most-watched scripted series of all time. Based on the eponymous international bestseller, the series stars Golden Globe and...

  • Emma Frost & Matthew Graham, Showrunners / Screenwriters

    Emma Frost and Matthew Graham are showrunning together on THE SPANISH PRINCESS, which just debuted to glowing reviews. It is also one of the first shows of its kind to highlight the African Americans in the royal court.

    Emma previously wrote THE WHITE QUEEN and THE WHITE PRINCESS, the earlier ...

  • Marc Guggenheim, Showrunner / Executive Producer

    Marc Guggenheim serves as showrunner and Executive Producer of Amazon’s upcoming series “Carnival Row.” Guggenheim also serves as Executive Producer alongside acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro of the “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy series for Netflix. The second series in the trilogy, “3Below,” re...

  • Tony Gil, Literary Manager / Producer

    Tony Gil is a manager/producer at The Gotham Group, where he manages screenwriters, authors, illustrators, and directors across Film, TV, and Animation. Tony started his career in the CAA TV Dept before moving to New York to work as a development coordinator for Barry Diller’s InterActive Corp. H...

  • Liz Craft & Sarah Fain, Screenwriters / Creators

    Liz Craft and Sarah Fain wrote their first piece together when they were fifteen — an article on Kansas City delis for their high school newspaper. Liz attended Columbia University in New York and went on to work as an editor of young adult books, including Sweet Valley High. Meanwhile, Sarah att...

  • TV Writer & Showrunner Ben Cory Jones

    Ben produced a feature film, STEP SISTERS, along with his producing partner, Lena Waithe, starring Megalyn Echikunwoke and Naturi Naughton, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Ben also created and wrote a drama series, CANDY, about a young, African American female mayor, set in his hometown ...

  • Jill Chamberlain, Author / Screenwriter / Script Consultant

    Jill Chamberlain is the author of The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Screenwriting, one of the highest-rated screenwriting books on Amazon, out of over 3,000 books on the subject. It’s considered the go-to manual many professionals swear by and is on the syllabus for film scho...