Speaker Julie Plec

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Julie Plec

Showrunner, Executive Producer

Julie Plec is a creator, showrunner, executive producer and director, most notably responsible for the complete Vampire Diaries Universe, which spanned 13 years and more than 300-episodes of television. 

She co-created and executive produced The Girls on the Bus which recently premiered and is currently airing on Max. The series, inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozick’s best-selling book Chasing Hillary, stars Melissa Benoist, Carla Gugino, Natasha Behnam, Christina Elmore and Scott Foley.

Under an overall deal at Universal Television, she and Emily Cummins, president of her production company, My So-Called Company, have a truly impressive list of projects in active development across multiple platforms, including the highly anticipated We Were Liars series at Amazon, based on the bestselling novel by E. Lockhart among others.

Previously, Julie served as co-creator and co-showrunner of Peacock’s Vampire Academy, based on the popular book series. Along with directing multiple episodes of The Vampire Diaries, Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico, Julie directed an episode of Vampire Academy and of The CW’s hit series Riverdale.

Julie got her start as a television writer and co-executive producer for the series Kyle XY, which she also produced. Her film credits include the first three segments of the popular Scream franchise.

Speaking on: Who Runs This Mutha: Showrunner Superpanel

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