WIFD presents a master class in TV Production in the Dallas area from scripted to reality to public television. How and what is getting produced in our market and who is making it happen?
Thursday, May 28
6 - 7 pm - Mix & Mingle
7 - 8:30 pm - Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Members: FREE ($5 at the door)
Friends: $5 ($10 at the door)
Guests: $15 ($20 at the door)
Food & Drink provided
KIM CLEMONS, Showrunner/Writer – AMS Pictures
Kim studied Radio, Television, and Film at San Jose State University and then quickly moved to Texas for more opportunities. While in Dallas, Kim wrote, hosted, reported and produced for local television and syndicated radio shows, including No Cover, Positively Texas, The Doug Banks in the Morning Show, KRNB and Good Morning Texas.
In 1999, Kim moved to New York to produce NBC’s The Ainsley Harriott Show – executive produced by Merv Griffin and Michael Gelman of Regis & Kelly fame. After Ainsley, Kim produced the syndicated show, Crossing Over with John Edward for four years and later, A&E’s hit reality show, Growing Up Gotti.
When Kim grew weary of the harsh New York winters, she relocated back to Dallas and freelance produced Whose Wedding is it Anyway? for E!, Cross Country with John Edward, and Bridezillas for WEtv.
Since joining AMS in 2006, Kim has had the opportunity to produce many television shows, including 40 episodes of Yoga For Life, the documentary A Colored Life, the docuseries Girl Meets Gown for WEtv, Ma’s Roadhouse for TRUtv, Home Strange Home for HGTV and many more! Kim is currently working on a new murder series for the Reelz Channel. She is married and has a 10 year-old son, Jaden.
ELISE GRAHAM, UPM – Independent
Elise Graham is a UPM who resides in Dallas, but has worked all over the country in network television and film in states like Oklahoma, California, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and New Mexico.
She recently completed work on Richard Linklater's upcoming feature, That's What I'm Talking About, as well as Mike White's pilot for HBO, Mamma Dallas, both of which were filmed in Texas.
Elise has been a member of the DGA since 2010 and has served as a board member for WIFD in the past. She hopes to be able to work in her home state more often as she believes the crew, the equipment houses and the locations are some of the top in the nation!
BILL YOUNG, Vice President of Television Programming - KERA
Bill Young is responsible for selecting programs and developing the KERA 13 broadcast schedule. In addition, Young sits on a number of PBS advisory panels, including the PBS Children’s Advisory Panel and the Top 20 Market Programmer’s Advisory Group, which help evaluate and set PBS network programming and policy agendas. Through appointment to national program advisory boards, such as Cyberchase, Curious George, The Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, and The Fred Rogers Company, Young evaluates program production, rollout strategies and national scheduling of current and future programming concepts.
Young has been named Programmer of the Year by the Public Television Programmer’s Association in 1994 and 1997. In March of 2000, Young co-produced and directed A Salute to British Comedy for national public television broadcast through American Public Television. Young was also co-executive producer for a number of national PBS programs. Most recently, Young produced Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen in 2010 for PBS and Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving Crimes in 2015 for PBS and BBC. Bill is a Texas native who attended the University of Texas in Austin.
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