Mindy Kaling - October 4, 2021

Mindy Kaling (Actress, Writer, & Producer)

When: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 5:00-6:15 pm CT
Note: Speaker sessions are subject to change based on evolving guest schedules.

Please join us for a Q&A session where we discuss Mindy Kaling's career trajectory, her roles and responsibilities, and her views on the current state of the media industries.

To RSVP, please fill out this form & we will send out the Zoom link day-of.

Attendance at this event will be first come, first serve.


Speaker Biography

Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director, and actor Mindy Kaling has been named one of the brightest voices of her generation. At 24, Kaling joined the eight person writing staff at NBC’s The Office. During her eight seasons at the show, she wrote twenty-six episodes (more than any other writer) and was nominated for an Emmy—the first for a woman of color in any writing category.

Next Kaling created the The Mindy Project for Universal Television, a show that she starred in and executive produced from 2012 to 2017. Kaling wrote 24 episodes of the 117 episodes created for the six season series.

In 2012, Kaling was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List. She was honored with the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Award and most recently was a 2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood honoree.

Kaling’s latest release is the critically acclaimed series, Never Have I Ever for Netflix. Season 1 reached 40 million homes in its first four weeks of release and has been picked up for a third season by Netflix. Recently, it was announced that Kaling will write, produce and star in an untitled comedy for Universal opposite Priyanka Chopra, co-written with Dan Goor. The duo are also currently penning Legally Blonde 3 which will star Reese Witherspoon. Kaling is also currently working on her HBO Max series The Sex Lives Of College Girls which is set to be released in Fall 2021.

In between all her ventures, Kaling has released two New York Times bestselling comedic memoirs⁠: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and Why Not Me?, and in Oct 2020 she released a new collection of essays in partnership with Amazon called Nothing Like I Imagined.

Fall 2021 MIC Speakers

Aug. 30 - Launching Your Career, Corporate Side (Panel)

Guests include Caterina Nasr (Senior Manager, A&R, Elektra Music), Vance Nguyen (Assistant to VP & Executive Director of Development, 20th Century Animation), Lauren Zimmer (Television Scripted Assistant at Creative Artists Agency), and Hemrani Vyas (Assistant Manager of Programming, TCM).
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 13 - Launching Your Career, Screenwriters & Agents (Panel)

Guests include Davia Carter (executive story editor, Debris), Jim Ehrich (literary agent, Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston), Kim Tran (staff writer, Space Force), Cindy McCreery (RTF faculty member, Honey Girls)
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 20 - Mark Hoffman

Chairman, CNBC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Sept. 27 - Ginny Morris

Chair/CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 4 - Mindy Kaling

Actress, writer, producer
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 11 - Tahirah Gooden

Manager of Original Studio Films, Netflix
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 18 - Kevin Jarzynski

Senior Development Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Oct. 25 - Colby Gaines

Executive Producer and Founder, Back Roads Entertainment
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 1 - Lucy Huang

Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 8 - Brandt Joel

Agent & Partner, WME/Endeavor
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 15 - Maru Buendia-Senties

Senior Post Production Executive, Amazon Studios
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 22 - PJ Shapiro

Entertainment Attorney & Managing Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Nov. 29 - Kyle Davies

Distribution and Exhibition Executive
5:00–6:15 pm CT

Dec. 6 - Jordan Levin

General Manager, Rooster Teeth
5:00–6:15 pm CT