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Friday, October 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pushing Boundaries

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As T.S. Eliot put it, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Without the daringness and resolve of visionary writers, television and film would not be what they are today. Join writers as they discuss the boundaries they’ve pushed, the hurdles they had to overcome, and why it’s important to constantly challenge the status quo.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dy

Matt Dy

Moderator; Screenplay/Teleplay Director Austin Film Festival

Panelists
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Kent Alterman

President Comedy Central
Kent Alterman is president of Comedy Central. He is responsible for the leadership, strategy and management of the #1 brand in comedy and oversees the development and production of all original content produced by Comedy Central. Alterman rejoined Comedy Central in 2010 as head of original programming and production after a previous stint at the network as head of east coast development from 1996-2000. He was promoted to president, original... Read More →
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Michelle Ashford

creator/executive producer Masters of Sex; writer The Pacific, John Adams, Boomtown
Michelle is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime drama MASTERS OF SEX.  She has written for the HBO miniseries JOHN ADAMS and THE PACIFIC.  She recently adapted UNDAUNTED COURAGE, the Stephen Ambrose account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, also for HBO.  She is currently working on an adaptation of OPERATION MINCEMEAT, a non-fiction spy story set in WWII, in addition to adapting THE SKIES BELONG TO US, another... Read More →
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Stephen Falk

creator/executive producer/showrunner You're The Worst; co-executive producer Orange is the New Black, co-executive producer Weeds
STEPHEN FALK is the Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner of the FXX series “You’re The Worst,” which appeared on numerous Top 10 lists after each of its first two seasons; both seasons received nominations for Best Comedy at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Season 3 will air in 2016. As part of an overall deal with FX, he is currently developing four new comedies for the network. He served as Co-Executive Producer of... Read More →
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Tom Szentgyorgyi

executive producer Bates Motel (2015-2016), The Mentalist (2009-2015); writer/producer Journeyman (2007), NYPD Blue (2002-2005); writer Sports Night (1999); playwright
Tom Szentgyorgyi is a television writer and playwright. Currently an executive producer on the A&E show Bates Motel, he was a writer and producer on The Mentalist for six years and was its showrunner for its final season.  Other shows he has written for include NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Sports Night, and Journeyman.  His play Among the Thugs, an adaptation of the book by Bill Buford, has been produced around the country, was... Read More →

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Friday October 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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