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Thu, Oct 26


High Peaks Resort (HPR)

12:30-2:30pm | SEMINAR: How TV Really Works

This seminar is the foundation for everything else you'll ever do in the TV industry. Presented by Catalyst CEO and Executive Director Philip Gilpin, Jr.!

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 12:30-2:30pm | SEMINAR: How TV Really Works
 12:30-2:30pm | SEMINAR: How TV Really Works

Time & Location

Oct 26, 2023, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

High Peaks Resort (HPR), 2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

About the event

A deep dive into the entire process of making TV. What are the creative, business and production differences from making a film? Learn the many steps involved and why it takes years to get from idea to screen, including secrets known mostly to industry insiders. Decide if making TV is the right creative medium for your ideas.

Panelist: Philip Gilpin, Jr.- Catalyst CEO/Executive Director

Philip's creative career began at a young age making short family films on VCR tapes while growing up in the suburbs of Boston, MA. In college, he started to explore the theatre & film world while earning his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Boston College. 

Philip moved to Los Angeles and learned the business side of the industry during his time as a Business Affairs Analyst at HBO where he worked with on financial components of major series such as “The Sopranos”, “Sex and the City”, Six Feet Under”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Wire”. It was during his time in Los Angeles that Philip met the original founders of Catalyst (then called ITVFest) and developed a deeper understanding of the need to better connect independent story artists with the larger industry companies. In 2012, Philip was brought on board as Catalyst's Executive Director.

Philip has also served on the Board of Governors of the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences, and currently sits on the Duluth, MN Public Arts Commission.

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