SFTV In Conversation | The New Storytellers with Katie Ford
Screenwriter and playwright Katie Ford (Miss Congeniality, Desperate Housewives, Prayers for Bobby) explores the contemporary storytelling landscape in this unique interview series. Three-act structures and the Hero’s Quest have become relics, replaced by fast-moving, inclusive, myth-based narratives that are both more diverse and more interactive. It’s an exciting time to be a creator and a storyteller, and these four conversations will show you why.
Part essay, part interview, and part audience participation, for four Thursdays in October, this speaker series will not only make you think, it will let you know that the new storyteller is... you.
Week Two | Girls Girls Girls: The New Feminine Narrative
Guest: Jane Anderson, Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright (Writer, Olive Kitteridge, The Wife).
Ever wonder what it is about about contemporary narrative structure that makes shows ripe for a Netflix binge? It owes more to All My Children and Dallas than you may realize. What was once used to literally sell soap—writing about relationships, creating suspense, and fostering an audience’s deep caring about characters—has become the stuff of Emmy nominations, and keeps audiences coming back for more.
In this conversation, Katie and Jane will discuss the feminine narrative and its journey from a maligned women’s genre (from radio to daytime soap operas and through to primetime soaps) to becoming the key ingredient in creating binge-worthy TV.
Thursday, October 10 at 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Mayer Theater, Communication Arts Building 100 1 LMU Drive