Panel 5: SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 12pm-2pm
WGA Presents: Making YOur Way in hollywood as a hybrid
Venue: LA Live- Regal: 1000 West Olympic BLVD., Los Angeles 90015 (3rd Fl-screening room)
Women taking control of their material and careers (by becoming hybrids) — we’d like to have a bit of variety in the panel of how they accomplished it (writer-directors, writer-producers, actress-producers who create content, etc for film and TV and maybe web too). Q&A to follow.
Cynthia Riddle ( Moderator)
CYNTHIA RIDDLE has written film/TV projects for CBS, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Lifetime, Showtime, MGM, Starz, Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, and MarVista. She has two feature films heading into production in 2017 — Curtains (a WGA Feature Writer Access Project honoree) to be produced by the Academy Award nominated producer of Dallas Buyers Club and filmed in Paris, and true crime drama The Romeo and Juliet Killers. Cynthia’s pilot script, Blood Brothers, was a Top 20 Finalist in the 2016 AMC/Austin Film festival screenwriting competition (out of 9,100 entries), as well as a Finalist in the Sundance Episodic Story Lab. Cynthia has produced award-winning short films that won/were finalists in Project Greenlight and the Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award. She has an MFA in Screenwriting/ Film Production from UCLA, and was a former development exec for MGM, launching her writing career with a writing/producing deal at the studio.
Nkechi Okoro Carroll is currently a Co-Executive Producer on the Fox TV show, ROSEWOOD, starring MORRIS CHESTNUT and has a pilot, FAMILY HONOR, in development at NBC. Her previous credits include THE FINDER and BONES. Prior to her TV writing career, Nkechi worked for the Federal Reserve. She has a B.A. in Economics and French from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors. She also holds an M.A. in Economics from New York University.
TBA – The rest of the panelist will be populated in mid September.