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Inner Circle Club

Talk about insider intel.

On top of your program’s curriculum, you’ll become part of the Inner Circle Club. A flagship initiative where an industry ace becomes the school’s expert-in-residence every term.

Insights, tips, strategies, techniques and more are shared exclusively with the TFS community. These student centric and curated events culminate with In Conversation⁠—where Andrew Barnsley sits down with the guest for a 90-min heart to heart. This event is held live and streamed from a downtown theatre.

Speakers

In Conversation with: Andrew Gunn

Film & TV Producer, Freaky Friday

Andrew Gunn is a film and television producer with a proven track record of producing both studio and independent films, garnering a total box office of over $2 billion. Gunn also has over 20 years of production and development executive experience. Gunn’s 25+ year career in the entertainment industry, includes work on such films as Cruella, Unhinged, Bad Santa 2, Freaky Friday, The Haunted Mansion, Sky High, College Road Trip, The Country Bears, Bedtime Stories, and Race to Witch Mountain, among others.

In Conversation with: Katie Ford

Apple+TV Showrunner, Writer, Producer, Miss Congeniality

Katie is currently EP and Showrunner for Apple+ TV’s comedy High Desert starring Patricia Arquette, Brad Garrett and Matt Dillon, produced alongside Ben Stiller and directed by Jay Roach. High Desert will be out in early 2023.  Katie has written for both TV and Film and is best known for writing and producing the hit film Miss Congeniality.   Originally a stand-up, Katie started as a writer on the sitcom Family Ties when she was 21. More recently, Katie co-created and show-ran the NBC Sitcom Working The Engels starring Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl. Katie also wrote the Emmy and Golden Globe-Nominated movie Prayers For Bobby starring Sigourney Weaver and has written on Desperate Housewives, Transporter, and Disney’s Little House on the Prairie mini-series.   Passionate about encouraging the next generation, recently Katie created The New Storyteller series for Loyola Marymount University in LA and currently, alongside her work on High Desert, she is studying narrative medicine and writing a book about the healing power of humor in the world of healing and recovery.
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