Tell Your Story: A Multi-Hyphenate’s Guide to Creating Your Own Series

The Business

New York

Tell Your Story: A Multi-Hyphenate’s Guide to Creating Your Own Series

Conan Smith, Cole Escola, Ana Fabrega, Daniel K. Isaac, Josh Poole

Monday, March 27, 2017

7:00 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:15 PM

Actors bring stories to life, yet they often have little control over a final cut. Thus, there is a long tradition of performers taking the reigns of the creative process by developing their own projects and series. Presented in collaboration with the New York Television Festival, join us for a panel of TV decision-makers and actor/creators who will discuss how the actor's skill set is transferable to writing and production, and how projects can get noticed in a world of "peak" TV. The panel will identify specific strategies for effectively creating episodic content with a focus on the dos and donts for actors seeking to make their mark in the age of multi-hyphenates.   


Conan Smith | Head of Comedy and TV Packaging, Don Buchwald & Associates 

Josh Poole | VP Development, Above Average 

Cole Escola | Co-Creator/Star, Jeffery & Cole Casserole, The First Gay President; Difficult People, Mozart in the Jungle 

Ana Fabrega | Co-Creator/Star, Jana and Shasta; NYTVF award-winning Alum; Portlandia, The Special Without Brett Davis 

Daniel K. Isaac | Co-Creator/Star, According to My Mother; NYTVF award-winning Alum; Billions

Moderator - Catie Lazarus | Writer & host, Employee of the Month, a weekly podcast and monthly live talk show at Joe's Pub