Due to the creation and adoption of non-linear content, in recent years there have been dramatic changes to both the film and television industry. This means that today’s TV writers and producers have been forced to be even more creative and experimental in order to create the next “binge-worthy” show.
This monumental shift in how viewers consume content means that networks and production companies now think differently when it comes to investing in properties, and what projects will ultimately be “green-lighted”. So what does this mean for the humble TV writer/producer? In this episode, Leonard Dick, award-winning television writer and producer of several hit shows including The Good Wife, The Mentalist, House, and Lost, joins Kenrick Sylvestre to unpack today’s landscape for TV and film production, the future of non-linear content, and what it’s like to land a writing and producing gig today.
Guest Speaker - Leonard Dick
Leonard Dick is an award-winning television writer and producer of several hit shows including The Good Wife, The Mentalist, House, and Lost. Leonard was born in Toronto, Ontario, and attended high school at Upper Canada College, where he was elected head of Howard’s House, and thus served on the Board of Stewards. He graduated from Harvard University with both a BA and MBA.