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Womxn Owning It Virtual Fireside Chat with Veena Sud: Being a Showrunner and Creator in a Time of Social Change

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Jul. 8 2020, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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2020 so far has brought about great uncertainty but has also been the impetus for great social change. Behind the camera, these current causes as well as causes of generations before us, have impacted the work of showrunner and creator Veena Sud. Join us for a Womxn Owning It Virtual Fireside Chat on Thursday, July 9th at 5 PM EST as Veena discusses her journey as a woman of color in the industry, her career from journalist to showrunner, as well as her process of finding inspiration in social justice movements and everyday experiences and how you can do the same. Veena will also speak to some of her works such as her recent Quibi show Stranger as well as The Killing and Seven Seconds and how these bodies of work have dealt with race and gender in a way that could not feel any more relevant for our time.

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ABOUT VEENA SUD:

VEENA SUD created “The Killing” (AMC/Netflix) which was nominated for six Emmys, including for Sud’s writing, as well a WGA nomination for Best New Series. She was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2011 Power Showrunners List and Variety’s Women’s Impact Report. Her recent Emmy Award winning TV series, “Seven Seconds” (Netflix), is an ensemble drama centered on the hit and run of a young Black teenager by a white police officer. Sud’s feature film “The Lie” (Blumhouse), which she wrote and directed, premiered as a Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival and will premiere on Amazon in Fall 2020. Her most recent series, “The Stranger,” debuted on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s groundbreaking Quibi mobile platform in April 2020.

Sud was previously a writer and executive producer on the CBS police procedural “Cold Case”. She worked as a print and broadcast journalist in New York City, in film distribution at Third World Newsreel, and is an alumnus of New York University’s Graduate Film and Television program. Her short films have been screened internationally, including at the Berlin International Film Festival.

She lives in Los Angeles and is represented by William Morris Endeavor and Anonymous Content and her attorney is Bruce Gellman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman and Newman.

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