Five years ago, HBO's INSECURE broke ground as a critically-acclaimed series with an authentic point of view that elevated representation on screen. Join us as we go behind the scenes during the final season of production for a vibrant conversation with writer, director, executive producer and showrunner Prentice Penny. We’ll demystify the role of the showrunner, what happens inside the writers’ room, and get his advice on how to develop a TV series. Then, we’ll dissect the Season 4 finale cliffhanger - exploring the artistic process, challenges and creative decisions used to execute this explosive sequence. This conversation will take you inside the world of one of television’s most beloved series and into the mindset of a visionary behind it.

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Writer / Director / Executive Producer / Showrunner
Prentice is currently the executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy INSECURE starring Issa Rae, which was ordered for a third season and has been nominated for seven 2017 NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. He is currently under an overall deal at HBO. Prentice made his directorial debut on INSECURE, episode 4 of season 2. Last year he was the host and creator of UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY which aired on TruTV and was a lifestyle show that explored the world of food, wine, fashion, and travel through his own comedic lens. Prentice most recently wrapped on his directorial debut UNCORKED for Netflix, which he also wrote, starring Mamoudou Athie, Courtney Vance and Niecy Nash. UNCORKED was released on Netflix in March 2020 and received strong reviews. Prentice also just sold his UNTITLED BLACK SANTA project to Netflix which he will co-write, direct and produce alongside Chernin Entertainment. more...

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