USC Trojan Vision Presents The Future of Television: A Panel Discussion with Entertainment Industry Professionals
April 15, 2021, 6:30 P.M. PDT
Live Online Webinar
6:30 P.M. PDT on Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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You are invited to attend a panel discussion and live webinar Q&A with entertainment industry professionals. Hear their thoughts on the future of television with the rise of streaming and the disruption due to the pandemic.
Open to USC Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the General Public.
About the Guests
Mika Pryce is the Head of Development at Don Cheadle’s, This Radicle Act Productions. The aim of the company is to center historically marginalized voices across a number of platforms including television, film, theater and podcasts.
In television, Radicle is developing Max a dark comedy about mental health created by Camilla Blackett and set at HBO Max, a small screen adaptation of A. Lee Martinez’s 2009 fantasy fiction novel Monster with Luke Cage producer Akela Cooper showrunning, They Can't Kill Us All with Makeready about the formation of Black Lives Matter based on Wes Lowey’s award-winning book, and the story of racecar driver Willy Ribbs with Billions showrunners Koppleman and Levien set at Showtime. In features, This Radicle Act is producing Azia Squire’s big screen adaptation of B.B. Alston’s Amari and the Night Brothers along with Mandeville and Genius for Universal Pictures.
Previously, she was an executive at Universal Pictures where she worked on titles such as Good Boys, Little and Blumhouse’s Get Out. Prior to Universal, Pryce worked as an executive at the independent production company and financier Red Granite Pictures on films like Daddy’s Home.
Pryce attended the Peter Stark Producing Program in Los Angeles. During her studies there, she worked at CAA's investment bank, Evolution Media Capital, before going on to work in foreign sales at Lionsgate International and then at the Warner Bros. based Langley Park Pictures. Pryce is from Brooklyn, New York.
JANET GRAHAM BORBA
Janet Graham Borba is executive vice president, Production, for HBO & HBO Max, responsible for supervising production on all HBO and HBO Max programming. She shares production oversight of TBS, TNT and truTV with Brett Weitz, General Manager TBS, TNT and truTV.
Prior to this role, Borba was senior vice president, West Coast Production, overseeing films and miniseries, where she worked on Game of Thrones from the pilot stage onward. She also worked on the multiple award-winning miniseries Olive Kitteridge, The Pacific, John Adams and Angels in America, as well as films such as Paterno, Lackawanna Blues, Something the Lord Made, Iron Jawed Angels and Wit.
Janet joined HBO as director, Production, HBO Films in 1995, was promoted to vice president, Production, HBO Films in 2000, and later to senior vice president, Production, HBO Films and Miniseries in 2008. Prior to HBO, Borba held various producer titles on studio productions including October Films’ Still Breathing, United Artists’ Hackers, Hollywood Pictures’ Camp Nowhere, Miramax’s The Night We Never Met and 20th Century Fox’s Hotshots! between 1991 and 1995.
Borba is a member of the advisory board for the Virginia Film Festival and has served as an adjunct professor in the MFA Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California.
She holds an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and Lawn resident.
Eric Bjorklund serves as Vice President, Current Series, Disney Branded Television. A 21-year veteran of Disney, Bjorklund is responsible for overseeing the day to day current creative management of live-action series produced for Disney Channel and for Disney+ and has supervised such notable series as “Even Stevens”, “Lizzie McGuire”, “That’s So Raven”, “Hannah Montana”, and “Andi Mack”. In his prior roles at Disney he has supervised live-action series for Disney XD and animated series for both Disney XD and Disney Channel. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Cinema-TV Production.
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