February 27 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
Virtual Q&A with Kelly Edwards
Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual Q&A with veteran producer and creative executive Kelly Edwards, moderated by Muse screenwriting instructor Diane Fine! This event will be held live on Zoom and a recording will be available on the Muse Facebook page afterwards.
Kelly will also discuss her recent book, The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development, published by Michael Wiese Productions in 2021.
Veteran producer and creative executive Kelly Edwards has worked at every major studio in Hollywood. After a few years as a feature exec on the Sony and Disney lots, Edwards eventually shifted her focus to television, where she served as a development exec at both Fox and UPN.
After producing a drama series for Paramount, she moved on to NBCUniversal, where she oversaw diversity for their twenty networks. Edwards spent her final stint as an exec creating HBO’s emerging artists programs.
As HBO and WarnerMedia’s SVP of Talent Development for seven years, Kelly Edwards oversaw all of the emerging artists programs for HBO, HBOMax, and Turner, both domestic and abroad. Edwards’s career spans both television and film, having served as a key corporate diversity executive at Comcast/NBCUniversal and a creative executive for both film director Garry Marshall and producer Laura Ziskin. After moving to television, she spent six years as a senior executive at Fox, where she developed Living Single, Clueless, and The Wild Thornberrys. As SVP of Comedy Development at UPN, she developed Girlfriends, The Parkers, and Malcolm in the Middle. Edwards also produced the movie of the week A Christmas Detour for Hallmark, and the one-hour drama series Sex, Love, and Secrets.
Edwards holds a B.A. in Theater from Vassar and an MFA in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College. She has been a Sundance Episodic Lab fellow and was recently staffed on the new Fox drama Our Kind Of People. Her new book The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide To TV Series Development, was released October 12th, 2021.
Check out her website for more info: https://kellyedwards.co/
Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.