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CANCELLED - VAMA Lecture Series: LaToya Morgan

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 06:00 PM

Free & Open to the Public!

The Visual & Media Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series

6pm-7:30pm

This Event Has Been Cancelled

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, LaToya Morgan is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory where she received a MFA in Screenwriting. She’s an alumna of several prestigious fellowships including the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop, the Producers Guild Power of Diversity Fellowship, Film Independent’s Project: Involve and its Producer’s Lab, as well as the WGA’s Feature Access Project. She’s been a writer on Shameless, Parenthood, Complications, TURN: Washington’s Spies, and most recently was a Co-Executive Producer on Into the Badlands and is currently a Consulting Producer on The Walking Dead. In 2018, this two-time NAACP Image Award nominee inked a new multiyear overall deal with AMC to write and develop new television series for the network. She recently sold the pilot for Age of Miracles, a teen scifi thriller, to HBO Max where she will serve as showrunner and Executive Producer. 

Morgan spearheaded the creation of AMC’s Inclusion Initiative which seeks to develop and mentor powerful new voices and talent for the network. The initiative recently announced the development of the edgy scifi spectacle Farmhand based on the award-winning Image comic book series and the dark comedy Of Two Minds as the first accelerated projects. On the feature front, she adapted the bestselling crime novel Two Minute Rule for Original Film, her spec thriller Carried By Six is being produced by Mandalay Pictures, and she recently sold an original crime feature to Imperative Entertainment and is currently penning the script.

Morgan is the creator of the viral hashtag #WGAStaffingBoost which launched in the wake of the WGA-ATA dispute to help writers and creatives without representatives connect with showrunners, producers and executives looking to hire talent. Recently, she was tapped alongside showrunning titans Tom Fontana (Oz), Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) and Graham Yost (Justified) as a writing and producing advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Lab.

A long time comic book fan and writer, Morgan’s genre-bending scifi graphic novel Dark Blood is set for publication by BOOM! Studios in the Fall of 2020. In addition to writing and producing the award winning short film Team Marilyn, Morgan also made her directorial debut. It’s currently screening at festivals around the globe, from Atlanta and Detroit, to Montreal and South Africa. 

Multi-talented actress-producer Melissa McCarthy once designed an awards show dress for Morgan that was featured in People magazine. Her mother keeps that clipping framed. 

Morgan serves on the WGA Inclusion and Equity Group committee and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Event location: Chem 3 Lecture Hall

Hosted by: Visual & Media Arts

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger
Email: vamavisitingartist@gmail.com

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this CANCELLED - VAMA Lecture Series: LaToya Morgan , please contact Elizabeth Preger at vamavisitingartist@gmail.com, at least 7 business days in advance.

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