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Lunch with TV Producers Mark Goffman (The Umbrella Academy) & Lindsay Goffman (The Good Doctor)
Mark is currently Executive Producer for the NBC series, The Irrational, and EP of several series slated to shoot in a number of countries around the world. Recently, Goffman was an executive producer and writer on the Netflix series, The Umbrella Acadamy. Goffman has also executive produced and showrun the hit series about trial science and the American judicial system, called Bull, on CBS, which ran for six seasons, and Sleepy Hollow, for Fox, which ran for four seasons. He also served as an executive producer for Limitless on CBS and USA’s White Collar. His pilot Victor, starring John Stamos, was produced for NBC. Goffman first started on The West Wing, where he wrote for several seasons. Afterwards, Goffman ran the writers' room for Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Lindsay is the founder and head of Gratitude Productions. Gratitude has projects set up with Apple, FX (3 projects), FOX, Perfect Storm (Justin Lin), The Roots, Rideback, Day Zero (Trevor Noah), Get Lifted (John Legend), Jon M. Chu, MGM, Universal Television, and is most recently producing The Company You Keep, based on the Korean format she acquired the rights to and packaged for 20th / ABC. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, the pilot has just finished shooting and has opened their writers room targeted for midseason. Previously, Lindsay helped start-up and head 3AD, Daniel Dae Kim's production company. While at 3AD, she sold 8 projects to broadcast networks and premium outlets. One of the projects she found the format for and championed is the hit series, The Good Doctor. The show became ABC’s #1 new series and was awarded the Humanitas Prize.
Lunch with Grammy-Nominated Former President of Fox Music Robert Kraft
Enjoy an exclusive 1 hour lunch or Zoom with award-winning songwriter, film composer, recording artist and record producer Robert Kraft! As president of Music at 20th Century Fox from 1994 to 2012, Kraft was in charge of scores and soundtracks for over 300 feature films, as well as dozens of TV shows. Highlights during his tenure at Fox include the record-breaking scores and soundtracks from Titanic, Avatar, Moulin Rouge!, Garden State, Walk the Line, Once, Slumdog Millionaire, and Life of Pi. As a songwriter, Kraft has earned nominations for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globes. In 2014, Kraft started Kraftbox Entertainment, which produced the award-winning Score: A Film Music Documentary, achieving the top spots on both Apple and Amazon’s Music Documentary charts. Kraftbox is currently in production on projects across several platforms, including the feature film Rapper’s Delight at TriStar Studios with co-producers Paula Wagner and Stephanie Allain; Jazz Ambassadors with Quincy Jones at Blumhouse Studios; and Ray Charles: Keep My Name Alive with producing partner Frank Marshall and director R.J. Cutler. Kraft currently hosts the premiere film music podcast, Score: The Podcast, now in it’s 5th season, as well as the live series Cue The Music: Composers Live At The Broad Stage.
Lunch with Filmmaker & NYT Bestselling Author Abigail Hing Wen (Loveboat, Taipei)
Abigail is a filmmaker and the New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei, a Barnes and Noble YA Book Club Pick which is being adapted for film starring Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why) and Ashley Liao (The Hunger Games). The novel follows 18-year-old Ever Wong from Ohio to Taipei, where she discovers a summer free for all and an opportunity to connect with her heritage. The companion novel, Loveboat Reunion, follows two fan favorites: girl-in-tech Sophie Ha and the heir to a tech empire Xavier Yeh as they team up to take control of their own lives. In her career in tech, Abigail has negotiated multibillion dollar deals on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, worked in venture capital and hosted Intel’s Artificial Intelligence podcast featuring leading industry experts. "With a knack for trying and succeeding at new things," according to Forbes, Abigail has been described by Pop Culturist as “one of the voices of her generation.” She and her work have been profiled in Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan, NBCNews, Bloomberg, Google Talk and the World Journal, among others. Loveboat, Taipei launches on Paramount Plus August 10 in the US and August 11 in the UK, with additional territories through the month. See the first look in Entertainment Weekly!
Lunch with Comedy Writing Duo Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins (Booksmart, 80 for Brady)
Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern wrote the BAFTA and WGA-award nominated 2019 feature Booksmart. They received an Emmy nomination for their work on Blackish and have written for numerous shows including Good Girls and The Real O'Neals. They also created Carol's Second Act for CBS and Trophy Wife for ABC. Halpern and Haskins are currently under a development deal at CBS Studios. The latest movie they wrote, 80 for Brady, was released through Paramount Pictures this February, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field.
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