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TV Writer Podcast 120-The Executive Chair Author & TV Writer Kelly Edwards (Our Kind of People)

No more reverse engineering! Former development exec Kelly Edwards lifts the veil, and tells you exactly how to get a 'yes' to your pitch in her new book, The Executive Chair.
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No more reverse engineering! Former development exec Kelly Edwards lifts the veil, and tells you exactly how to get the studio to say 'yes' to your pitch in her new book, The Executive Chair.

Kelly Edwards Biography

Veteran producer and creative executive Kelly Edwards has worked at every major studio in Hollywood. After years as a feature exec on the Sony and Disney lots, Edwards eventually shifted her focus to television, where she served as a development exec at both Fox and UPN.

After producing a drama series for Paramount, she moved on to NBCUniversal, where she oversaw diversity for their twenty networks. Edwards spent her final stint as an exec creating HBO’s emerging artists programs.

Edwards holds a B.A. in Theater from Vassar and an MFA in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College. She has been a Sundance Episodic Lab fellow and was recently staffed on the new Fox drama "Our Kind Of People." Her new book "The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide To TV Series Development," was released October 12th.

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