A Playwright Walks Into a Writers Room…

A Playwright Walks Into a Writers Room…

Date: Friday, June 7

As networks and studios look to diversify their writers rooms through non-traditional routes, playwrights have quickly become some of TV’s top staffing contenders and most influential showrunners. Hear from several writers who made the jump from the theater to the writers room as they discuss what drew them to television, the unique challenges of writing for both stage and screen, and what this trend means both industries moving forward.

Panelists: Rachel Rusch (SVP of Television, Bad Robot); Tanya Saracho (Vida); Beau Willimon (The First), Alexander Woo (The Terror:Infamy)

Moderator: Ben Travers (TV Critic, IndieWire)