HRTS VIRTUAL – TV Storytellers: A Sense of Responsibility in a Time of Reckoning

 TV Storytellers: A Sense of Responsibility in a Time of Reckoning

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:30-2 PM PST (3:30-5 PM EST) Hosted on Zoom

Registration Deadline Thursday, September 17 @ 4 PM PST

Join top creators, writers, and producers behind some of the most revered dramas of the moment for a candid, off-the-record conversation about the impact, opportunity, and responsibility of telling stories that until now haven’t been fully represented on screen.

Featured Speakers:

Special Guest

Damon Lindelof
Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, “The Watchmen” on HBO

Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst (Co-Host, FS1 “Speak for Yourself”) and Host/Producer of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” a web series about racism to drive open and uncomfortable dialogue.

Creator, Writer, Executive Producers, “XXX” on XXX

Dan Erlij is a senior partner and long-time agent in the Television Literary Department at United Talent Agency, where he represents many television creators, showrunners and writer-producers.

Francesca Orsi
Executive Vice President, Head of Drama Home Box Office (HBO)

Member, HRTS Board of Directors

Francesca Orsi is EVP and Head of Drama, HBO Programming for Home Box Office, responsible for developing and overseeing the production of original drama series. She was named to this position in June 2016.

Odetta Watkins
Executive Vice President, Current Programming
Warner Bros. Television

Member, HRTS Board of Directors

Newly appointed EVP of Current Programming, Premium Cable & Streaming, Odetta is a veteran of Warner Bros. TV, who worked her way up the Current department after joining the studio in 2002.

Francesca Orsi (HBO) | Odetta Watkins (Warner Bros. Television) | Dan Erlij (UTA) | Cindy Holland (Netflix) | Pearlena Igbokwe (Universal Television) | Marc Korman (WME)

Members are invited to submit questions for consideration during registration – as well as during a portion of the live program. 

This event is complimentary to all Corporate and Individual Members at every level.

RSVPs are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individual Members: 
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Corporate Members:
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