PANEL: A Conversation with Ron Nyswaner & Anya Leta
WOODSTOCK Kleinert James Art Center 10/6/2019, 12:00PM
The New Mythmakers: Creating Shows in TVís Second Golden Age
Anya Leta and Ron Nyswaner will lead an informal conversation about the creation of a television series from the initial inspiration through development, pitching, writing the pilot, the group mind at work in a writers’ room, and the writer/creator’s role in production. Leta and Nyswaner have a unique perspective on collaboration, as they have worked together on a feature length documentary, the CIA drama, Homeland, and their new political thriller recently sold to FX.
RON NYSWANER’S writing and producing credits include Homeland and Ray Donovan, the groundbreaking films Philadelphia and Soldier’s Girl, the romantic drama The Painted Veil, and the documentary feature She’s The Best Thing In It. Ron received the National Board of Review Best Screenplay Award, a Peabody, and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
ANYA LETA was a staff writer on Season 7 of Showtime’s Homeland, where she co-wrote two episodes. Her award-winning short film Points of Origin played at film festivals around the world, including Woodstock. She is currently in development on a series created with Ron Nyswaner for FX and on the writing staff of a forthcoming series for Apple.
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