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Sunday, April 25 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Panel | The TV Writers Room: How it Works and How to Run One

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The TV writers room is the room where it happens. What actually happens behind those doors, beyond ordering lunch? Experienced TV writers will breakdown how to pitch ideas, break stories, serve your showrunner and balance being great with serving the team. These panelists all started in TV rooms and now run them, and will share what it takes to lead a room to make a great show.

Moderators
avatar for Sylvia L. Jones

Sylvia L. Jones

THE CHI, PEARSON, TELL ME A STORY, TV Writer, Screenwriter
After traveling the country to cover the 2016 presidential primary elections for ABC7Chicago, long-time journalist Sylvia L. Jones decided to leverage her comprehensive knowledge of the city's politics to help launch Showtime's THE CHI and USA's SUITS spinoff, PEARSON. She then wrote... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Calhoun

Wendy Calhoun

PRODIGAL SON, STATION 19, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED, Peabody Award Winning TV Writer/Producer
Wendy is a writer and executive producer with an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television Studios. Most recently, Wendy served as Consulting Producer for ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY firefighter spinoff STATION 19. She has developed new series pilots with NBC, the CW, Netflix, FX, 20th... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 1:45pm - 3:00pm MDT
Walnut Ballroom, Hotel Allegro 171 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601