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A Networking Event for Writers, Producers & ALL Industry Professionals


"Q&A with Freeform (formerly ABC Family) Scripted Programming & Development Executive"

NEW Date
Monday, November 20, 2017

Westside Pavilion
Community Room B, Level 3 (near Landmark Theaters)
10800 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

About the Event
Are you a writer, producer, director, agent or manager looking to network with one of Hollywood's most powerful executives? Do you want to gain insight about develpopment, production and programming at a major TV network? No matter what level you are in your career, this is an intimate event that you do not want to miss! All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker! Please note this is an informational networking event, no pitching projects.

About the Speaker
Krissy Wall is Executive Director of Scripted Programming and Development at Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Previously, Krissy helped launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network as the Director of Development. After a couple of years as a network exec she wanted to try her and at producing so she left her position to be a Supervising Producer on a documentary about the network’s namesake, Ms, Winfrey. During that experience, she fell in love with post production and had a good run story producing several unscripted series for OWN and Bravo, etc.

Wall is originally from Northern California and went to UC Davis. She’s been in Los Angeles for 12 years this September and has had an eclectic career and rather untraditional path in entertainment. She got her start working as both a script reader for Samuel Goldwyn and as an intern for Jenno Topping’s company Fresh Paint Productions, where they made movies with Sony like Catch and Release (starring Jennifer Garner) and Guess Who (starring Ashton Kutcher.)

Shortly after Guess Who wrapped, she parlayed the job with Jenno into an opportunity working for Ashton, Karey Burke and Jason Goldberg at Katalyst Films. She worked her way up from office manager to Director of Development in the 4 years she spent there.

In the freelancing years that followed Krissy's experience after working for Oprah, she did lots of directing, field producing and writing working with digital outlets (like Awesomeness and Soulpancake) as well as brands like Ford, Target and Purell. Some of her favorite work from that time includes the Soulpancake series titled “Have a Little Faith” starring Zach Anner which she Executive Produced and ran for two seasons as well as Ford’s Taste Buds Travel which she also EP’d and co-hosted. Since then she rejoined with one of her earliest mentors from Katalyst, Karey Burke and went on to consult for Freeform and help develop a slate of original, digital content for their app.  Currently, Krissy is a full-time executive at Freeform back in the linear space as the Executive Director of Scripted Programming and Development.

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