In our final episode of Development Month, we are joined by Alison Eakle, Head of Fiction and Non Fiction at Shondaland. As a producer at one of the most successful network television empires, Alison has brought us shows like How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch, Still Star-Crossed, Station 19, and For The People. She shares what it’s like to make a Shondaland show, and also gives us details on Shondaland’s shift from ABC over to Netflix.
In episode three of Development Month, New Form CEO Kathleen Grace stops by to tell us about the creating digital content for the mobile first generation. As CEO, Kathleen has developed and produced 43 pilots, with 23 projects being sold into series to TBS, go90, Freeform, CW The Seed, Refinery29, and many more. She tells us the story of how she launched New Form and what makes for interesting digital content.
Development Month continues on with episode number two! This week we are joined by David Person, a development exec in original programming for IFC TV. He talks to us about what it takes to get a comedy show onto IFC and what makes for a strong development exec.