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SASCHA ROTHCHILD

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND WRITER

Sascha Rothchild grew up in Miami Beach, Florida. She excelled in school although not at the expense of causing trouble. Her 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.

After majoring in playwriting at Boston College, Sascha moved to Los Angeles to begin her TV writing career. She broke into the business when her humorous 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 she was given a book deal by Penguin. She was hired to write the feature for the studio, putting her on the Hollywood map, and her memoir How To Get Divorced by 30 garnered lots of buzz. She went on to sell feature films to Dreamworks, Sony, Paramount, Disney and Fox.

She then shifted her attention back to television, her original goal, and sold a comedy pilot to NBC. She was then staffed as a writer and Consulting Producer on The CW show The Carrie Diaries. Sascha has since developed original TV pilots for Freeform, ABC and HBO. She was named one of ten “writers to watch” by Variety in 2014. For the past three years she has been writing and producing the Netflix show Glow and is now an Emmy nominee. She also just Co-Executive Produced the first season of a new Netflix comedy, Huge in France, which will be out this winter, and also currently has a development deal with CBS Studios.

SASCHA ROTHCHILD

Co-Executive Producer and Writer

BITCHES, FIERCE FEMMES AND MOLLS – IN PRAISE OF DIFFICULT SCREEN WOMEN

Conference Hall 1, Level 2

Unlikeable, dark, self-destructive, brilliant. Authentic mavericks, TV is redesigning woman, subverting sexual politics, re-writing the patriarchy powerplay. We look at what makes these anti-heroes compulsive viewing with those that helped create them. “The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves – to the point of almost parodic encouragement we’ve left no room […]

Plenary
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WHEN SEPH MET SASCHA

Conference Hall 3, Level 2

In Conversation with Sascha Rothchild & Seph McKenna Boston late 90’s: two young undergrads, a type-A goth and a type-A geek bonded over both having Hollywood dreams. We meet them two decades on and dissect how Los Angeles, a memoir, film deals, a hit TV series and a migration to Australia all happened. PRODUCER Natalie […]

Plenary
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THEY DON’T LIKE IT UP ‘EM

Conference Hall 1, Level 2

COMEDY, SUBVERSION & CENSORSHIP The mantra of Corporal Jones in classic British comedy Dad’s Army is a metaphor for the slightly uncomfortable feeling true comedy can evoke. Under the guise of entertainment, comedy can subvert, critique and cross the line. Our panel explores the question of just how far the boundaries can be pushed. MODERATOR Tim Ferguson, Comedian, Screenwriter, Director PRODUCER Mark Ruse, Ruby Entertainment

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