The May Hollywood Salon hosts a special guest who has written and produced a ton of television, creating and writing for some of the most endearing characters and culture-shifting stories on TV.
Louisiana native Toni Graphia began her television career working as a researcher on the critically acclaimed Vietnam drama China Beach, where she received her first break as a writer.
Sheâ€™s gone on to write over 85 episodes of quality TV drama on shows such as Battlestar Galactica (named by Time Magazine as one of TVâ€™s Top 5 Dramas), HBOâ€™s Carnivale, Roswell, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, JJ Abramâ€™s Alcatraz, and Greyâ€™s Anatomy. Sheâ€™s also sold and written 17 pilots for networks including NBC, CBS, FOX,
USA and Lifetime.
Sheâ€™s been honored with a Writerâ€™s Guild nomination, an AFI Award for Television Excellence, and the prestigious Peabody Award. Toni is also a Founder/Executive Board member of the League Of Hollywood Women Writers. Career highlights include writing and producing a CBS pilot starring Andie McDowell, directed by Mike Newell, and developing an NBC pilot with author Anne Rice. Graphia has also taught writing at USC, UCLA, UCSB and Emerson College.
You won’t want to miss hearing Toni’s stories of working with some of the best
in the business.
Hope to see you Monday, May 13th at the Culver.