In collaboration with the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, Sundance Collab brings this intimate conversation with the creator of ground-breaking hit series Underground and Lovecraft Country, Misha Green. Moderated by Jandiz Cardoso, Director of the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, Misha will discuss how she establishes and sustains the core tenets of the shows she sets out to create during the extensive and challenging TV development process.

About the Sundance Institute Episodic Program

The Episodic Program is an entry point and sustaining force for early career TV writers with original series IP who have yet to be produced. The Episodic Lab is the keystone immersive six-day experience of the program that gives artists an opportunity to workshop their pilot and expand their arsenal of writing and development skills under the guidance of accomplished showrunners, producers, and executives. The Fellows participate in one-on-one story meetings, case study screenings, panels, and simulated writers rooms. Post Lab concentrates on navigating the business, including securing representation, staffing, and Pitch Parlor, an exclusive industry-facing event introducing the writers and the work. Submissions for the Fall 2022 program are February 9-March 9, 2022. More information will be found on

Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer / Director
Misha Green is an Emmy-nominated showrunner, writer, executive producer and director. Most recently, Green created, wrote, and executive produced HBO’s Emmy-nominated LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. The one-hour drama series was also executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J.Abrams. more...
Jandiz Estrada Cardoso is the newest director of the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, previously, the Sr. Director of Global Talent Development & Inclusion division for film, tv, and streaming at NBCUniversal. Working directly with the development and programming teams for scripted and alternative, she scouted and designed creative pipelines for emerging writers, directors, actors and comedians for immediate hire. As an executive producer, Jandiz spearheaded countless events including the bicoastal NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, The YATU SABES MONOLOGUE SLAM, and the national search and tour of StandUp NBC awarding talent holding deals to their champions. In her freelance career, she has worked with over a dozen features for studios including Disney, Warner Brothers, Working Title, Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema, and Screen Gems and over 2 dozen pilots and series with networks including AMC, ABC, CBS, Starz, Spike TV, MTV and very proudly on NBC's Emmy Award winning series, 30 ROCK. She is a member of Casting Society of America, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, voting member of the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences, and newest board member for LA's acclaimed The Groundlings Theatre. As an instructor, she has led master classes across the US and Brazil and was voted Backstage Magazine's Reader's Choice Award for Audition Coach of the Year. She is a recent recipient of the Golden Eagle Award for Diversity Impact in Television. more...

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