WGF to Host Symposium on the Changing Art of TV Writing

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014
Contact: Kevin Ott, Director of Communications – 323.782.4694

The Writers Guild Foundation will host a day-long symposium on the changing art of television writing. The event, THE SERIES OF TUBES: SERIAL STORYTELLING IN AN EXPANDING WORLD, continues the yearly tradition of the WGF’s all-day summer writing symposia, and this year will focus on writing for the varying media and outlets on which serialized stories are increasingly appearing.

Guests will talk about writing for cable, networks, and the internet, both web series and for new outlets like Netflix and Hulu. The panel will be composed of successful television writers and creators, as well as agents and producers, including Veena Sud (THE KILLING), David Shore (HOUSE), Jay Kogen (THE SIMPSONS), Dan O’Shannon (MODERN FAMILY), Jeffrey Glaser (VP, current programming, Fox Television), and more.

Other panelists include Cody Heller and Brett Konner, seasoned television writers whose new show DEADBEAT is exclusively on Hulu, Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of the hit web series HUSBANDS,  and Dan Harmon, whose hit show COMMUNITY will soon make its move from television to the internet, as it was recently picked up for its sixth season on Yahoo.

“Outlets for writers and producers have vastly increased in form and in volume as technology has advanced,” said WGF Executive Director Katie Buckland. “This weekend, we’ll explore those new avenues to creative success, and give emerging writers a more complete view of the landscape before them.”

Click here for more information on the event, including a complete list of panelists.

The event will take place Saturday, July 12, at the Writers Guild Theater at 135 S. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills.