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Discover Los Angeles: The Art and Craft of Storytelling

Friday, May 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Los Angeles is home to some of the world's greatest creators, but how do they end up in La La Land and make their way onto the big screen? WashU alumnae Sherie Pollack, animation director, and Laura Gutin, executive producer of Black-ish, will share their unusual paths to Hollywood and their love for storytelling. Please submit any questions you may have for Sherie or Laura in your registration.

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About Laura Gutin:
Laura Gutin Peterson is an Emmy-nominated writer/executive producer on ABC’s hit sitcom Black-ish. Previous writing credits include NBC’s The Carmichael ShowEnlisted on Fox, and Bojack Horseman on Netflix. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She is very tired. 

About Sherie Pollack:
Sherie Pollack is an award winning, four-time Emmy-nominated writer/director/animator whose credits include Disney’s AmphibiaMickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Pepper Ann; Nickeodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life MovieFairly Odd ParentsDora the Explorer, and Go, Diego Go!; Dreamworks' The Croods; Cartoon Network’s We Bear Bears movie and series; and more. In addition, her work in prime-time TV and features such as the SimpsonsGod, the Devil and Bob, and Fern Gully inspires her to appeal to many audiences, and she relishes the challenge.

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