Fem TV: Writers Sera Gamble and Caroline Kepnes on Adapting ‘YOU’ for Lifetime


In this special episode from the 2018 ATX Television Festival, Melissa is joined by Sera Gamble and Caroline Kepnes to discuss their new series, YOU, based on Caroline’s novel of the same name.

Sera is a TV writer and executive producer known for her work on shows like Supernatural and The Magicians. Caroline is not only an author; she was also a staff writer on Secret Life of the American Teenager. YOU, starring Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, premieres September 9th on Lifetime.

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Fem TV: ‘Genius: Picasso’ Costume Designer Sonu Mishra and Makeup Designer Davina Lamont

In the first interview from The 2018 ATX Television Festival, Melissa sits down with Genius: Picasso’s costume designer, Sonu Mishra and makeup designer, Davina Lamont. These talented women share stories about recreating the worlds of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein during the first two seasons of Genius and tease the third season which will tell the story of literary icon, Mary Shelley.

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Fem TV: ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Blindspot’ Composer Sherri Chung

Sherri Chung is a composer, currently working on Riverdale and Blindspot. She joins Melissa to talk about her start in TV, the process of collaborating with the production team on a series, and how she creates theme music for characters.

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ATX Television Festival Co-founder Emily Gipson

ATX Television Festival co-founder Emily Gipson joins Melissa to chat about her start in the TV industry, the festival’s growth since its first year, and how it’s become a forum to discuss important issues. She also gives us a preview of what’s in store during the 2018 festival.

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Fem TV: Abigail Winter of ‘Mary Kills People’

In this episode, Melissa is joined by Abigail Winter, most recently known for playing Jess Geller on Mary Kills People. She talks about her start in the industry, the exciting turns for her MKP character during Season 2, and some of the projects that she’s working on as a director and a producer.

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Fem TV: ‘Scandal’ and ‘Shameless’ Costume Designer Lyn Paolo

Our guest this episode is costume designer Lyn Paolo. She has worked on some of TV’s most popular shows, like ER and The West Wing. Many listeners will know her for her work on Shondaland series Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, or Showtime’s long-running hit, Shameless. We discuss her career, how social media has allowed her to connect with viewers and raise the profile of people working behind the scenes, and how some of the most iconic looks — like Olivia Pope and Fiona Gallagher — came to life.

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Fem TV: ‘Killjoys’ and ‘Wynonna Earp’ Music Supervisor Andrea Higgins

Music supervisor Andrea Higgins of Arpix Media joins Melissa to chat about her career. The conversation covers her work on popular genre shows like Killjoys and Wynonna Earp, the process of shaping the music on a TV show from initial meetings to the finished product, and the soundtracks that made an impression on her over the years.

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Fem TV: Female Representation at the Canadian Screen Awards

The Canadian Screen Award nominations were recently announced, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys and the Oscars. As we continue the conversation about getting more women hired for roles behind the camera, this special Fem TV episode takes a look at how the TV nominees for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards — or CSAs — look compared to the 2017 Emmys when it comes to female representation.

Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies joins Melissa to discuss the directing and writing categories at the CSAs and see how they measure up to the most recent batch of Emmy nominees and winners.

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Fem TV Mini: ‘Absentia’ Star and Executive Producer Stana Katic

In the first Fem TV minisode of 2018, Melissa sits down with Stana Katic, star and executive producer of thriller series Absentia, coming to Showcase in Canada on January 21, and Amazon in the US on February 2.

She talks about her role in Absentia and teases some of the upcoming plot threads. Stana starred as Kate Beckett on the hit ABC series Castle for eight seasons, and discusses the differences between filming a serialized show like Absentia versus Castle’s more episodic format.

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Fem TV Mini: Catherine Reitman on Her CBC Comedy ‘Workin’ Moms’

We end 2017 with a Fem TV minisode featuring Catherine Reitman. Many know her from her roles on Black-ish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In Canada, she’s creator, executive producer, star, and director of the CBC comedy Workin’ Moms. Season 2 begins in January 2018, and earlier this week, a special prequel episode aired that featured a couple of the characters in their younger days.

Fem TV will be back with new episodes in 2018. Wishing everyone the best of the holiday season!

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