Sunday, March 6
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Wendy Calhoun is a prime time drama writer/ producer and narrative consultant.
Her credits include co-executive producing and writing for Fox’s new hit series EMPIRE, awarded 2015 Program of the Year by the Television Critics Association.
In addition, she’s written and produced for ABC’S NASHVILLE and REVENGE, FX’s JUSTIFIED, and NBC’s LIFE.
Calhoun served as the Narrative Consultant for Electronic Arts’ BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE video game.
She has written, produced, and/or directed over 40 hours of non-fiction programs for PBS, Animal Planet, VH1, TLC, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, and FBC with credits including Discovery's MONSTER HOUSE and Fox’s HELL’S KITCHEN.
Calhoun received a 2010 Peabody Award and WGA Best New Series Nomination for JUSTIFIED, which was named as one of the WGA’s Best 100 Written Series. She received her second WGA Best New Series Nomination in 2012 for NASHVILLE.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Calhoun studied film and television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as one of the university’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars.
She actively participates with diversity and gender equality in entertainment initiatives including the Writer’s Guild Committee of Black Writers, Google’s Computer Science for Diversity in Media events, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
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