From the production companies that brought you Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Walking Dead, Lumberjanes, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, women executives discuss the development process and how they approach adapting IP during a pandemic. Moderator Tiffany Smith (actress, Masters of the Universe: Revelation) along with panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Sam Crawley (Skybound Entertainment), Aubrey Lee (Lord Miller), Grey Cusack (formerly of Hasbro Studios), Nikki Baida (Lord Miller), and Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios) take part in the panel.
Six female executives from the world of film, TV, comics and more talk about developing intellectual property (IP), which includes everything from books to tweets to TikTok videos. They are high powered execs in some big production companies, so they have a knowledgeable and interesting perspective.
They give some info on how the industry was affected by the pandemic. Animation didn’t really slow as it can be done remotely and now, live action content is beginning to get back to full speed production. Writers’ rooms haven’t all gone back to normal with some still being done remotely.
They talk about what they have coming up and what titles we can expect to see from their production companies soon.
Assessing what audiences seem to want since the pandemic began, Sam Crawley notes feel good content and mysteries have proven popular in television. Judging the success of movies is difficult right now with few releases over the past year but smaller stories may have a bigger chance of getting releases.
The streaming landscape is difficult to predict and tough to sell to, as they change what they want and new streamers pop up all the time. The execs go over some tips on how to sell your idea to production companies, the key being to make it unique, and how pitching has changed since the pandemic began.
Entertainment is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives is a panel worth watching for anyone in the industry but also those who are interested in the mechanisms of the industry. Watch the full panel below: