Winnie and Savannah talk about their Creative Collaboration with Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker TV Critic.
Event Time: Saturday, February 11, 3pm
The James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Winnie Holzman is a playwright, screenwriter and poet. She created the ABC television series My So-Called Life, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination for writing in 1995. She also wrote for thirtysomething and Once and Again.
Holzman made her Broadway debut in 2003 when she wrote the book for the Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked, based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. The musical continues its run on Broadway and is in production across the globe.
Savannah Dooley, Holzman’s 26-year-old daughter is also a writer with whom Winnie has collaborated on various short films. The are the first mother-daughter team to create a TV show. They wrote the TV pilot Huge based on the Sasha Paley novel, for ABC Family and then collaborated on the series which premiered in June 2010 and ran for one season.