Game-Changers: Beau Willimon (USA)

Screenwriter and producer Beau Willimon created House of Cards: one of the most highly-acclaimed streaming series on screen today.

Set in Washington DC, House of Cards is described as a “wicked political drama that penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern America.” The show is the first original series developed and distributed exclusively by and on streaming platform, Netflix, and has garnered rapturous critical acclaim – topped by Golden Globe wins for both leads, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Showrunner Beau Willimon is the creative mind behind the characters and storylines that have hooked millions of viewers around the world - leading the development of the series as showrunner in the first four seasons. It’s an extraordinary achievement for a TV novice – House of Cards is Willimon’s first foray onto the small screen – catapulting him into the global spotlight almost overnight.

Before the screen, Willimon has also had success on stage. His play Farrugut North had its world premiere at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York; it was later adapted into film, retitled Ides of March, starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling.

Willimon offers his insights into crafting drama, shares his approach to collaboration and explains the business behind producing quality content. Joining him on stage as host is award-winning journalist and author Leigh Sales (ABC 7.30).  

Beau Willimon will appear as part of the Vivid Ideas Game-Changers Talk Series: conversations with global creative industries leaders.

A Vivid Sydney exclusive.

 

Information on Access & Inclusion

Game-Changers: Beau Willimon will be an Auslan Interpreted Event and provides reserved seating areas to cater for hearing, vision, wheelchair and carer requirements. Sydney Town Hall also provides a Hearing Loop throughout the venue.  PWD tickets are available at concession prices and one complimentary ticket will provided for a companion or carer. To book, please contact moshtix on 1300 438 849  or email help@tixsupport.com and notify the Agent of your requirements, quoting your Concession or Companion Card number when booking. If you require any other information on these accessible services or have additional requirements, please let us know how we can assist you.

 

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