Are you addicted to shows that scare you to death? Join us for a thrilling conversation with “American Horror Story’s” Executive Producer Tim Minear, “Hemlock Grove’s” co-creator Lee Shipman, and “The Walking Dead’s” writer and producer Angela Kang. Find out how they craft scripts that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Discover their techniques for balancing the real with the supernatural and creating story lines that terrify. You’ll also hear their thoughts on Netflix and the future of television.


Panelists: Tim Minear, Lee Shipman, Angela Kang
Moderator: Maureen McHugh
Friday, June 7, 2013
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.


Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 12.45.21 PMTim Minear currently serves as executive producer and writer on FX’s “American Horror Story.” His writing credits include “The X-Files,” “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Zorro” amongst other TV shows. He was also an executive producer and writer on “Angel,” “Firefly,” “Wonderfalls,” “The Inside,” “Drive,” “Dollhouse,” and FX’s “Terriers.”



Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 12.46.51 PMLee Shipman is co-creator, writer, and executive producer of “Hemlock Grove,” a 13 hour original series for Netflix directed by Eli Roth. He is also working with Roth on an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” for Russell Crowe and Warner Bros.




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Angela Kang is a writer and producer on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” She has also been a staff writer on FX’s “Terriers”.





MaureeScreen Shot 2014-01-15 at 12.47.31 PMn McHugh is a writer who specializies in post-apocalyptic stories that often involve zombies. She has published two collections of short stories and four novels, including “China Mountain Zhang” which was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula award and won the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Her latest short story collection, “After the Apocalypse” (Small Beer Press), was one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2011 and the only short story collection to win this award last year. She got her undergraduate degree from Ohio University, and her Masters in English (with a concentration in fiction writing) from New York University.