Industry Insider: Pitching for TV with Russell Rothberg

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Wednesday, July 10th 2024, 6:00PM – 7:30PM (PST) 

Get ready for an amazing 1:1 conversation with Writer, Producer, and Development Executive Russell Rothberg as he reveals his insights into pitching for TV. From his long spanning career as an Executive covering Current Programing at Fox, Drama Development at NBC & Universal TV, he has heard a lot of pitches!

Join us for a lively and in-depth conversation between Russell and host Tawnya Bhattacharya as they discuss the nuances of a long career in the biz, and the right tactics for how to pitch to stand out, make an impression, and leave them at the edge of their seats!  You don’t want to miss it!

When: Wed, July 10th | 6:00pm-7:30pm PST

Place: Zoom

Cost: FREE!

Moderated by Instructor & Script Anatomy Founder Tawnya Bhattacharya 

Featuring:

Russell Rothberg – is currently a Writer and Executive Producer for the upcoming Peacock limited series Long Bright River based on the best selling novel. Prior to that, he was a Writer, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner for the Paramount + series, The Offer, about the making of The Godfather. He was also Executive Producer for Showtime’s recent adaptation of American Gigolo. Prior to that, he was a Co-Executive Producer on Foundation, Apple’s big budget sci-fi series based on the Isaac Asimov novels, as well as a Writer and Co-Executive Producer for season 2 of Knightfall, History Channel’s period drama about the Knights Templar.

Russell began his career as a television executive at Lifetime Television followed by Fox Broadcasting Company where he was the VP of Current Programming and covered such series as House, 24, Bones, and American Dad. He went on to become VP of Drama Development at NBC and when Universal TV was revived as an independent studio, Bela Bajaria tapped Russell to head up Drama Development as Executive VP. There, he developed many series including Bates Motel, The Path, Chicago Fire, Shades of Blue and Emerald City.

Russell is a native New Yorker who started writing and directing for theatre at the Intar on Theatre Row with his original play, Life After Death.

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