Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theater.
In this video, six industry executives reveal how the recent turmoil -- mergers, reorganizations, new services and platforms--has reshaped the TV marketplace. Led by moderators Sarah Timberman and Dante Di Loreto, panelists Carrie Gillogly, Yvette Urbina, Kathryn Tyus-Adair and Justin Rosenblatt share their roadmap for navigating this new landscape. They reveal what they're looking for, what works for them in a pitch and discuss why some buyers prefer an ongoing series over a limited series. They discuss the value of packaging a project and emphasize that well-crafted, compelling characters, quality content and a unique voice trumps all. The insight they share into the buyers' perspective and process will benefit anyone seeking to sell a tv series in today's marketplace.
Other conversations in the series include those with editor Dylan Tichenor, actor/director Ed Harris, writer/director Karyn Kusama, writer/director/producer Kasi Lemmons, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt, and others.