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Saturday, March 30 • 10:00am - 11:30am
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We start the day with a conversation with writing (and real-life) partners Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The screenwriters of The Big Sick and creators and executive producers of upcoming Apple series Little America share their creative process for their collaborations as well as their individual film and TV projects. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor at Variety.

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Jenelle Riley

Variety, Deputy Awards and Features Editor
Jenelle Riley is the Deputy Awards and Features Editor at Variety. She received two Emmy Awards for hosting PBS’ “Actors on Actors” series and penned the award-winning plays “A Kind of Love Story” and the short films “Warning Labels” and “Crazy Love.” She regularly... Read More →

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Kumail Nanjiani

The Big Sick, Little America, Silicon Valley, Writer, Actor, and Executive Producer
Kumail Nanjiani is an Oscar-nominated writer and critically acclaimed actor and comedian.   Upcoming, Nanjiani will soon be seen starring in the 20th Century Fox film “Stuber,” opposite Dave Bautista and set to be released on July 12, 2019, the upcoming Sony film “MIB... Read More →
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Emily V. Gordon

The Big Sick, Little America, Crashing, Writer and Executive Producer
Emily V Gordon is a former therapist and current writer and producer based in Los Angeles. She is best known for co-writing The Big Sick, the semi-autobiographical film for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She has written for shows including The Carmichael Show, Another... Read More →

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028