Owen Shiflett - April 27, 2017

(BS, Radio-TV-Film), VP, Development for Sundance Now and Shudder at AMC Networks

When: Thursday, April 27 - 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Where: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208 (Seating is first come, first served.)

Topics of discussion during this Q&A session include Owen Shiflett’s career trajectory from his time as a student in RTF at UT-Austin,  as well as his experience developing and producing television shows, and managing a streaming platform for AMC.

Owen Shiflett's Biography 

Owen Shiflett heads up the original series division of Shudder and Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ subscription platforms. From 2006 – 2014, Shiflett was a part of the development team that launched scripted programming at AMC.  During his 8–year tenure, Shiflett managed the creative elements of Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, Halt and Catch Fire, as well as helping develop Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead amongst others.  Also, Shiflett was an executive producer with Universal Television and Parkes MacDonald Productions for two years that encompassed the 2015 NBC pilot Warrior and production of The Slap, a limited-series written by Jon Robin Baitz and Walter Parkes also at NBC.

Spring 2017 MIC Speakers

April 27 - Owen Shiflett

(BS, Radio-TV-Film)
VP, Development for SundanceNow Doc Club at AMC Networks
BMC 5.208

March 30 - Jessica Chao and Britta Lundin

Jessica Chou
(MFA, Screenwriting)
TV writer, CW's No Tomorrow
Britta Lundin
(MFA, Production)
TV writer, CW’s Riverdale
BMC 5.208

Feb 21 - David W. Higgins

(BS, Radio-TV-Film)
Writer, Producer, Hard Candy, The Damned
3:30-4:45 p.m.
BMC 5.208