A Conversation with Christina Wayne and Melissa Grego Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Christina Wayne develops and produces scripted dramas worldwide, including I’m Dying Up Here for Showtime (currently in production) and nine one-hour cable dramas in active development at Cinemax, Amazon, WGN, USA, A+E and BBC America. Prior to creating Assembly Entertainment, she was President at Cineflix Studios, where she was an executive producer on BBC America’s Copper. She was also Senior VP of scripted series/miniseries for AMC, where she shepherded the development and production on such hit shows as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Wayne is also the founder of Assembly Entertainment’s TV School – an ongoing online course that teaches the lessons and tools needed to create a sellable and producible cable television series. Melissa Grego, founder of conference and consulting company Melinc and former Editor-in-Chief of Broadcasting & Cable, will interview Assembly Entertainment CEO Christina Wayne during a session at BEA2017. The two will discuss the opportunities for college students within the changing entertainment industry, how to break in and lessons and insights from Ms. Wayne’s vast career as a top writer, producer, entrepreneur and executive.