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ONLINE EVENT | February 8th, 2022, 7pm PST / 10pm EST

A Conversation with Kat Candler
Indie Filmmaking to Episodic 


Register now to hear from writer, director and producer Kat Candler as she discusses her career from indie filmmaker to television writer, showrunner, director and producer.


Hear from writer/director/producer/showrunner Kat Candler - how she got started in indie films, how she segued into television, her creative process, experience as a woman director and how (and if) the industry has changed. Find out how she manages the business side of it all as a creative, views on how to be inclusive on a project as a showrunner, thoughts on age inclusion, and her vision for her future.

This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.

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Kat Candler
Writer, Director, Producer



Kat Candler’s award-winning feature Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, played in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Her short films Hellion and Black Metal both premiered at Sundance.


Candler's work in television includes directing seven episodes of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey's highly acclaimed Queen Sugar, episodes of 13 Reasons Why, Sorry for Your Loss starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jovan Adepo, three episodes of the Apple + show Home Before Dark, and an episode of Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.


She oversaw Season 2 of Queen Sugar as the producing director, Season 3 as the Showrunner and Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why as the Consulting Producer.


This last year, she directed the pilot for the CW show The Republic of Sarah and an episode of Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer and Kate Hudson.


She’s currently developing a TV series inspired by the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown produced by Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman and MiddKidd Productions for Sony and IMDB TV. 

Host, Program Director - AIM


Erin Enberg is a screenwriter/director from Maine (a spooky Stephen King town in the woods where "The Mist" takes place) and has worked in production on film and TV in New York City and Los Angeles for NBC, A&E, Travel Channel, TLC, HBO and more.


She also once traveled extensively throughout the U.S. in an old renovated city bus with nine other people for three months - while working on a Columbia University documentary about unique roadside attractions with cinematographer Chris Teague (Emmy-winner "Russian Doll"). Erin's short films have won various awards including several best shorts and audience awards, and her screenplays have garnered accolades including Second Rounder at Sundance, and finalist selections in the Final Draft Big Break Contest and Cinestory. Her most recent short, "The Getaway," is currently on the festival circuit. 

Erin volunteered for PEN America from 2016 - 2019 as a fundraising coordinator and was invited to teach a screenwriting workshop for the University of California Merced for their Collaboratorium: Create & Connect event in 2021. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program.


Most recently she worked at HBO in the Production Department and at HBO Max in Original Content, and currently works as Program Director for Age Inclusion in Media. This fall, Erin received a scholarship from Sundance to attend their nine-week Directing course. 

IG @erin.enberg

Twitter @ErinEnberg

Age Inclusion in Media - Twitter @ageinclusion

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