Writing for Television Roundtable with NBC’s Karen Horne

Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development and Inclusion for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Studios

Event Details

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00 am
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, NYC
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We'll cover alternative TV, the process of creating shows from source material, writing a script & the fundamentals of writing, and more.

The Writers Guild of America, East invites you to attend

Karen Horne, Senior Vice President of Programming Talent Development and Inclusion for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Studios, will discuss various emerging alternative television platforms, the process of creating shows from source material, writing the script and the fundamentals of writing as well as industry tips with regard to taking meetings and personal branding.

At NBCU, Karen is responsible for overseeing in-front-of and behind-the-camera primetime diversity efforts for NBC and Universal Television. NBC’s new Female Forward initiative for female directors, the Writers on the Verge Program, the Emerging Director Program, Alternative Director Program, StandUp NBC nationwide search for stand-up comedians, and NBC’s Late Night Writers Workshop are among the many programs she heads while also overseeing NBC’s Diversity Staffing Initiative.

Prior to her current role, Karen was the Director of Creative Affairs at IDT Animation in Burbank. She designed, implemented, and oversaw Nickelodeon’s Writer Fellowship Program. Horne was also a Director of Writer Development & Special Projects (as well as Studio Liaison) for the Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Program at Walt Disney Network Television. Previously, she served as Director of the West Coast for the Black Filmmaker Foundation in Los Angeles.

Event & Cancellation Policies

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Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

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