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Episodic Lab Advisors and Mentors

The Orchard Project Episodic Lab is only possible because of the advocacy and participation of leading writers, directors, and showrunners from the field. The Advisory Group for the program includes the following artists. A limited number of these advisors will be present for the program in July and serve as mentors, and very may well be working on original content alongside participants:

  • Warren Leight (Showrunner, Law & Order, SVU; Showrunner, In Treatment)
  • David Mandel (Showrunner, Veep; Seinfeld, SNL)
  • Bekah Brunstetter (Supervising Producer, This is Us)
  • Theresa Rebeck (Creator and Showrunner, Smash)
  • Etan Frankel (Executive Producer, Shameless; Executive Producer, Get Shorty)
  • Dan Dietz (Co-Producer, BULL; Writer, Person of Interest; Producer, Westworld)  
  • Jamie Pachino (Co-Executive Producer, The Brave; Co-Producer, Halt and Catch Fire)
  • Robert Schenkkan (Writer, The Pacific)
  • Andrew Guest (Consulting Producer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Gabrielle Allan (Co-Executive Producer, Veep; Co-Executive Producer, Scrubs)
  • Jennifer Crittenden (Co-Executive Producer, Veep; Consulting Producer, Arrested Development)