Game-Changers: Jenji Kohan (USA)

Writer and show creator Jenji Kohan creates unforgettable, complex and diverse characters and stories. The stunning success of Orange Is The New Black, now entering its fourth season, is proof that Kohan is one of the most original writers and creators working in television today.

Orange Is The New Black is said to be the most-watched show on Netflix, a show that “breaks the internet” on every series release, as fans binge watch and discuss. OINTB is unlike anything we’ve seen on small screens before, a testament to Kohan’s singular vision; it offers viewers a unique mix of comedy and drama, social commentary and personal stories, violence and vulnerability.

Kohan’s distinctive creative voice was honed as creator, executive producer, showrunner, and head writer of Showtime’s Weeds, which ran for eight seasons and garnered widespread critical acclaim (the legend goes that Kohan secured the pilot with a five-word pitch).

Kohan began her writing career on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and went on to work in the writers room of iconic shows such as Mad About You, Tracy Takes On, Sex and the City and Gilmore Girls. She has developed and produced multiple pilots and series.

Kohan comes to Sydney to share with us her creative approach to storytelling, crafting characters, and making content for new ways of watching. This session is a must for passionate fans of OINTB, who want to gain an insight into the mind behind the show, and for writers, performers, producers and aspiring content-creators: discover strategies to get new stories out in the world.  

Joining Kohan on stage as host is comedian, writer and actor Josh Thomas, the creative mind behind the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TV show, Please Like Me, which was inspired by Thomas' comedy and life. 

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

An Australian-first and Vivid Sydney exclusive.

 

Information on Access & Inclusion

Game-Changers: Jenji Kohan 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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