2020 PANELS, LIVE EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

2:00 p.m. EST (Live Event)
ADAPTING YOUR CONTENT FOR TV: NAVIGATING THE NETWORK & STUDIO PROCESS

(Sponsored by NBCUniversal)

Join NBC and Universal Television’s senior executives for an illuminating conversation as they walk aspiring show creators through the progression of a TV series from both the network and studio perspectives. Get an inside look at how these separate entities work together from development to series pick-up and what decision-makers are looking for when considering a project. This crash course on the pitch-to-production cycle will also touch on how to transform a story for episodic life after the festival circuit.

Panelists:

  • Bruce Evans, EVP, Current Programming, NBC
  • Brittany Little, VP, Drama Development, Universal Television
  • Michael Swanson, SVP, Production, Universal Television

Moderator: Jacqueline Coley, Editor, Rotten Tomatoes


5:00 p.m. EST
GABRIELLE UNION: MINDING HER BUSINESS

(Sponsored by Morgan Stanley)

Actor, author and entrepreneur, Gabrielle Union talks about her career, while balancing motherhood and growing her various multi-faceted business enterprises.

Moderator: Raymone Jackson, Executive Director, National Diversity Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


8:00 p.m. EST
ABFF COMEDY WINGS PRESENTS: COMICS ON COMEDY

(Sponsored by HBO®)

Comedian/Actor Yvonne Orji (Insecure) hosts a funny and insightful discussion with Lil Rel Howery (LIVE in Crenshaw, HBO Comedy Special) and four of the former winners of the Comedy Wings Competition.

Panelists:

  • Zainab Johnson, 2013 Comedy Wings Winner
  • Amberia Allen, 2014 Comedy Wings Winner
  • Blaq Ron, 2018 Comedy Wings Winner
  • Ty Davis, 2019 Comedy Wings Winner