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Saturday, June 26 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Screenwriting and Writing for Television

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Join a group of working screenwriters as they discuss how they "made it" in Hollywood, and share their ideas on how to carve out space for BIPOC stories. With Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Ursula Taherian, Prashanth Venkataramanujam, and moderated by Reza Aslan

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Prashanth Venkataramanujam

Prashanth Venkataramanujam was the co-creator, executive producer, and head writer of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. He's also a producer on The Fix with Jimmy Carr and was a staff writer on Bill Nye Saves the World both of which debuted on Netflix. Beyond his work in late-night... Read More →
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Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is a TV writer, author and journalist. She is currently in an overall deal with Universal Studios, under which she is creating and co-showrunning a drama series for Netflix. Lisa was a consulting producer on “Law & Order: SVU” and has developed drama pilots... Read More →
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Ursula Taherian

Her Mom is a Christian-practicing white girl, her Dad is a Muslim-practicing Afghan, she is a yoga-practicing Halfghan (with a mezuza outside her door just to cover all her bases). Ursula Taherian is an award-winning actor, filmmaker and writer, currently staffed on the new Chuck... Read More →
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Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan is a renowned writer, commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions. A recipient of the prestigious James Joyce award, Aslan is the author of three internationally best-selling books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life... Read More →

Saturday June 26, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT