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Major Drama: TV in the Cultural Conversation

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sometimes it’s easy to wonder: where does TV drama end and real life begin? Headlines bleed onto screen and scripts seem to infiltrate real life. Somewhere in the middle is a vibrant cultural conversation about the role of scripted entertainment in society today. Can or does drama shape the cultural conversation, or merely reflect it? How do creators view their responsibility in wielding the influence of mass media? Does drama adeptly speak to wide audiences or does it reflect a “coastal” view of America/the West? Our crack panel of creators, execs and media experts explores what TV means in the big picture of it all.


Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction


Emily Andras
Showrunner (Wynonna Earp)
Wynonna Earp

Corrie Coe
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Bell Media

Deniese Davis

Meghan Hooper
SVP, Original Movies, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies
A+E Networks


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