TV Writers Studio alum (Cohort III), Eric Owusu, will be joining Cohort VII for a live chat today at 5:30 PM. He will be discussing his journey to becoming a TV writer in LA and his work at Disney Channel on Raven's Home. Please join us here. The chat will be added to the Guest Lectures page later this week.
Liz is the Vice President of Development at Bungalow Media + Entertainment, a New York City-based production company. She is a seasoned entertainment producer with experience working across scripted and unscripted television, film, books, branded, and digital.
Most recently Liz oversaw the development of GIVE for NBC, a documentary series hosted by Jenna Bush Hager and Blair Underwood that highlights small charities doing big work across the country. Other recent projects include adapting the New York Times’ 36 Hours column to series for Travel Channel, and creating Big Bad BBQ Brawl, now in its second season on Cooking Channel.
Prior to joining Bungalow to oversee New York development, Liz spent 4 years at Radical Media where she helped to develop shows for Showtime, MTV, Sundance, OWN, History, Bravo, among others, including multiple seasons of the acclaimed series Iconoclasts. Liz previously held positions at Endeavor Talent Agency and New Line Cinema and has consulted for a number of different production companies. She also serves on the board of UNICEF’s Next Generation and is the Founder and Advisor of the Harvard Westlake Film Festival.
Watch Liz's conversation with Cohort VI here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ymF_EWqRo
Our guest this week was the very accomplished Ed Decter. Ed’s credits would take up far more space than y’all are willing to read, but the highlights include There’s Something About Mary, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and Boy Meets World.
Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Vice President of MacLaren Entertainment, heads development and production for Director, Producer Michelle MacLaren (BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES, WESTWORLD) under their First Look deal at Sony Television Studios. She is attached to produce Michelle MacLaren’s feature film debut THE NIGHTINGALE based on the NYT bestselling novel of the same name by Kristen Hannah for Sony TriStar which will shoot later this year.
In addition, Rebecca is producing THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE based on the NYT bestselling book by her husband Jeff Hobbs for IM Global and Antoine Fuqua. Formerly, SVP at Film 44 (director Peter Berg’s company) she was the Co-Executive Producer on HBO’s STATE OF PLAY and developed a whole slate of projects including HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS. Prior to that she was a VP at Oprah’s Harpo Films focusing on book adaptations for film and television.
Rebecca graduated from Cornell University and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jeff and their two children.
If you want to watch Rebecca's talk with Cohort VI, follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4DA-LEwPmE