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BANFF 2015: Showrunner Palooza with TRANSPARENT, FARGO, THE STRAIN, UnREAL & BATES MOTEL Producers at Banff World Media Festival

Do you love good television? Banff World Media Festival is the place to be with a two-day showrunner-palooza which kicked off this morning with Transparent creator Jill Soloway.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Next up, an inside look at FX’s hits Calgary-shot Fargo and The Strain, with producers Warren Littlefield and Carlton Cuse on hand.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.



*CANCELLED* This afternoon, Fifty Shades of Grey and House of Cards producer Dana Brunetti talks about the Netflix model and how binge-watching has reduced our tolerance for broadcast TV with its rigid scheduling and commercial breaks.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, June 9th.

Bachelor-esque dramedy UnREAL co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro will be joined by stars Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby to talk about turning Shapiro’s short film into a shot-in-Vancouver TV series.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Bates Motel

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Co-showrunner Carlton Cuse will talk about developing filmed-in-Vancouver Bates Motel into A+E’s #1 drama series of all time.  No small credit goes to its staight-out-of-Psycho motel and gothic house set in Aldergrove.

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