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Vive la Télévision: A Conversation on French and American TV Writing

Thanks to new technologies and distribution platforms, television has become a more global and accessible industry. American TV shows remain an influential export, but over the years, more and more shows created overseas have found themselves developed for American audiences (The OfficeHomelandJane the VirginThe Killing, and just about every other reality show are some examples). 

But what is it really like to write and produce a TV show in another country? And how does it compare to the American experience? On this special evening, we team up with the French consulate for a panel featuring French and American TV writers and producers, who will discuss their processes as well as their approaches to craft and genre.  


  • Neal Baer (Under the DomeA Gifted ManER)

  • Alexa Junge (Grace and FrankieUnited States of Tara)

  • Antoine Lacomblez (Trois Fois Manon and Manon 20 ans)

  • Claude Scasso (Transferts, Caïn)

Moderated by Ken LaZebnik (Touched By An AngelStar Trek: Enterprise)

Doors open at 7:00pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.

This event is FREE with RSVP below. 

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Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.