September 24, 2018

Sascha Rothchild welcomed as a very special keynote guest


Sascha Rothchild welcomed as a very special keynote guest

The ascension of the female comedic voice in Hollywood writer’s rooms has been as complex, vicious and dramatic as any of the on screen lurex and lacquered big hair tussles that Sascha Rothchild creates for GLOW.

As Co-Executive Producer and Writer on Netflix Original, GLOW, Rothchild is part of the leading vanguard of gifted female comedic writers who are challenging the portrayal of female anti-heroes on screen and driving storytelling that propels the female voice into a new playing field.

Screen Producers Australia, in partnership with Film Victoria warmly welcome Rothchild to SCREEN FOREVER 2018 as a very special keynote guest.

GLOW is a rare phenomenon where most of the cast, crew, writers and showrunners are women. “With writers and showrunners such as Sascha on the rise, the rich diversity of storytelling and female driven productions is set to accelerate with pace. We are thrilled to be able to share Sascha’s experience and expertise with the Australian screen industry at SCREEN FOREVER,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner.

“When I started out, most TV writers’ rooms were filled with 10 men and maybe one woman. Now it seems things are slowly but amazingly shifting. The shift into cable and streaming has allowed for more opportunities for female creatives and women are ready to take them and are thriving at it,” Rothchild said.

Rothchild will appear exclusively at the SCREEN FOREVER conference in Melbourne across 20 – 22 November, featuring in a special ‘In Conversation’ keynote and conference sessions.

For the past three years, the 2018 Emmy and Writers Guild of America nominee, has been writing and producing GLOW and also Co-Executive Produced the first season of a new Netflix comedy, Huge in France. Rothchild also currently has a development deal with CBS Studios.

Rothchild grew up in Miami Beach, Florida and has been writing since her teens. Those defiant teen years are infamously portrayed on the national radio show This American Life, as well as on their Showtime series and best of CD Hope and Fear.

Rothchild moved to LA and broke through after her series of personal essays published in LA Weekly got the attention of studios. Her article How To Get Divorced By 30 was optioned by Universal Studios and resulted in a book deal from Penguin that put her on the Hollywood map.

Following a period of selling feature films to Dreamworks, Sony, Paramount, Disney and Fox she shifted her energy back to television. Her career has included working as consulting producer on The CW show The Carrie Diaries and developing original TV pilots for NBC, Freeform, ABC and HBO.

Further keynote and programming announcements for #SCREENFOREVER2018 will be announced in the coming weeks.