Search Results for: Liz Tigelaar

Inside a Writers Room: Power Dynamics (2018)

The writer’s room is known for being a sacred space that strives for creative freedom, protecting those inside its walls with a sense of safety and respect. Yet, it is also a place where different levels of superiority can make this type of vulnerability difficult to navigate. Join us for a glimpse into the power […]

Show Me All Your Flaws (2018)

Flawed characters can often blur the line between endearing and infuriating. How many times have you wanted to yell at your TV about a choice one of your favorite characters is currently (or continuously) making? Or cheered when they overcame personal battle? This discussion dives into the delicate balance of creating and portraying character imperfections […]

Too Close To Home (2017)

Inspiration for a story can be drawn from an infinite amount of places, one of which is the writer’s own personal experience. These writers discuss storylines they’ve created or by happenstance been assigned to that have mirrored parts of their own lives, how they walked the line between truth and fiction, and how they personally […]

Television in a Trumped Up America (2017)

After an election that resulted in riveting and addictive TV-viewing, much of the world has come out the other side feeling a spectrum of emotions: from fear to anger to confusion and perhaps, motivation. We’re often faced during this time of change with the question, “Where do we go from here?” Join creatives as they […]

Complex Not Complicated: A Look at a Woman’s Character (2017)

Now more than ever, television is home to a range of increasingly complex female characters: ones that are bold, funny, fierce, sensitive, loyal, fragile, complicated, and kick ass (sometimes all in the same moment). Prepare to be awestruck as these powerhouse creatives and actors discuss the legacy of female characters before them, the necessity of […]

An Assistant’s Tale (2014)

Breaking into the industry is daunting. There’s no single guaranteed way to accomplish it — you may go to film school, you may not graduate high school, you could start at an agency, a studio, on a production, or even working for your hero. Beginning as an assistant is one of the most common first […]

The Casting Director’s Production (2014)

The right casting choice can make or break a series, change the landscape of a story, or launch a career. However, the Casting Director’s role is more complex than simply picking the right actor for the job. Our panelists discuss their contribution to the production of a TV show, the balance of creative collaboration with […]

Bates Motel (2014)

Bates Motel creator Kerry Ehrin sat down with fellow writers Liz Tigelaar and Carlton Cuse to discuss the creepy, twisty turns of the A&E drama’s second season. Moderator: Liz Tigelaar Season 6: June 8-11, 2017

Keeping the Romance Alive: Falling in Love on TV (2016)

Who doesn’t love a good love story? The beautiful anxiety of a love triangle? Rooting for one “team’ or another? But how long can a “will they, won’t they” story sustain a TV series? Hear from writers whose TV series centered around a romantic through line, what pitfalls that can bring, and how to keep an […]

The Peak TV Effect (2016)

In an age of “too much TV” and “not enough time,” networks and studios face the undeniable need to define their brand. Ironically, this means that while viewers may have an embarrassment of riches in terms of content and platforms to choose from, networks/studios choices become more limited as their brand becomes more specific. Hear […]

Casual (2016)

The stars of Hulu’s hit dramedy CASUAL – Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr – were joined by creator Zander Lehmann and executive producers Liz Tigelaar, Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook to talk about the show’s upcoming second season Moderator: Danielle Nussbaum (Entertainment Weekly) ATX TV Festival Season 6: June 8-11, 2017 […]