The Life of a Show Runner

Presented by Prudential Financial Services

Saturday, June 13 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm BUY NOW

Becoming a Television showrunner is no easy feat! Join Janine Sherman-Barrois (Criminal Minds, ER, Third Watch), Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends) and Salim Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game) to learn about the duties it entails, career strategies taken to become one, the parameters of creative control and freedom it affords, and what running a writers room looks like. For straight fans of these shows – meet the minds behind some of your favorite characters and learn about the hard work that goes into keeping you entertained on a weekly basis.

Moderated by Alfred A. Edmond, SVP Executive Editor at Large, Black Enterprise