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Major Drama: TV in the Cultural Conversation
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sometimes it’s easy to wonder: where does TV drama end and real life begin? Headlines bleed onto screen and scripts seem to infiltrate real life. Somewhere in the middle is a vibrant cultural conversation about the role of scripted entertainment in society today. Can or does drama shape the cultural conversation, or merely reflect it? How do creators view their responsibility in wielding the influence of mass media? Does drama adeptly speak to wide audiences or does it reflect a “coastal” view of America/the West? Our crack panel of creators, execs and media experts explores what TV means in the big picture of it all.
Head of Fiction
Showrunner (Wynonna Earp)
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
SVP, Original Movies, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies