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    Panel: Episodic and the Small Screen

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We live in a new golden age of television. With more content than ever being produced for the small screen, and opportunities for both established auteurs and fresh voices to stretch their muscles through various tv platforms and exhibit an incredible amount of range and filmmaking. In these uncertain times for film, how can you break into the episodic medium?


Barbara Crawford | FX Networks | Director, Current Series
Barbara Crawford is Director of Current Series at FX Networks.  She covers Baskets, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman, The Cops (FXP for TBS), Snowfall (and previously covered Justified, Wilfred, Legit, Chozen, Totally Biased with Kamau Bell and The Bridge).   Barbara has been at FX for 12 years. Prior to becoming an Executive, she was the assistant to John Landgraf, CEO FX Networks.  Before coming to FX, she worked as an assistant in Warner Brothers Television's Current Programming Department, as a Writer/Producer's Assistant and as a PA.  Barbara has a BA in English and Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin.  Barbara is married and the mother of twin boys.

Katie Krentz | Cartoon Network | Head of Development/Co-Exec Producer Shorts Program
Katie Krentz is Co-Executive Producer of shorts and Senior Director of Comedy Animation at Cartoon Network.  Her projects include the Emmy-nominated Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, as well as the critically acclaimed and Emmy winning series Over the Garden Wall and Long Live the Royals - each developed from Cartoon Network Studios' vibrant and prolific shorts program. Most recently, Krentz also worked on Cartoon Network's reimagined The Powerpuff Girls and the fan favorite We Bare Bears. She also has the upcoming shows, Summer Camp Island, Craig of the Creek, and OK KO! Let's Be Heroes.  Krentz also takes pitches on animated projects for greenlight consideration for TBS primetime development, and oversees the first CN/TBS show, Close Enough.

Kim Sherman | Stage 13 | Production Executive, Scripted
KIM SHERMAN is an award winning independent film producer and director. Sherman's production work has come with high recognition, including a fellowship with the 2011 Sundance Institute's Creative Producing Labs, a spot on Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces List of 2012, and a fellowship with the 2014 Sundance Institute/Women In Film Women's Initiative. Sherman has produced festival favorites such as WILD CANARIES, as well as the breakout home-invasion thriller, YOU'RE NEXT. Her short film, DOGWALKER, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won several awards. Her latest film, the horror/comedy GHOSTING, was selected as part of Ray-Ban's 2015 campaign for change, and can be seen through Never Hide Films. She is currently Head of Production for the Scripted Division of Stage 13, and Warner Brothers Digital Network.

Caleb Ward | Seriesfest | Programming Manager, Late Night
Caleb Ward is the Programming Manager for SeriesFest's, Late Night section, a new initiative from the Episodic Pilot and Premiere festival located in Denver, CO.  In addition to programming for SeriesFest, Ward also serves as a programmer for Narrative Features at the Cucalorus Film Festival. Besides programming festivals he works at Gravitas Ventures in Marketing & Digital Sales.

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Date: Jun 22 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Buy Tickets


Katherine Tulich | HFPA/RogerEbert.com

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