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.
— Banff Media Festival (@BanffMedia) June 8, 2015
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.
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.