Crisis of Faith: Religion & Spirituality on TV

Date: Sunday, 6/12
Time: 10 AM
Venue: SFA Ballroom

Even in the age of ‘Peak TV,’ explorations of religion and spirituality remain scarce — but comedies and dramas alike are finding the humanity and nuance in faith-based storylines, whether it’s reconciling concepts of self and sexuality in religion, or questioning a long-standing ideology. How does a series navigate what role a character’s faith will play in his or her story, or the show as a whole? These creatives discuss how they navigate questions of God and church within their own series, and the role of religion in an ever-expanding landscape of content.

Panelists: Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Brenda Lilly & Hollis Rich (State of Grace), Glen Mazzara (Damien), Jack Amiel (The Knick), Tom Fontana (Oz)
Moderator: Sandra Gonzalez (Mashable)