http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/details.php?ID=44575 Harvard University, Farkas Hall
10-12 Holyoke St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Film, Lectures & Conferences, University
Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Doors open at 3:30 pm.
In 2008, scriptwriter, producer and director Vince Gilligan introduced television audiences to the character Walter White—a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher turned meth-manufacturing kingpin—in the now landmark AMC series "Breaking Bad," hailed by Stephen King as “the best of the 21st century.” Gilligan will discuss the show’s evolution and impact during a conversation moderated by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust.
Vince Gilligan, creator of the awarding-winning and critically acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad,” will discuss the series’ evolution and impact during a conversation moderated by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at Farkas Hall. Admission is free (tickets or RSVPs are not required); seating is first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity. Doors open at 3:30 pm. This event is sponsored by Learning From Performers and the Office of the President, Harvard University.
Vince Gilligan’s big break came in 1989 when he won the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Award for his script “Home Fries,” which was later turned into a feature film starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson. As a writer and executive producer on “The X-Files,” Gilligan shared Golden Globe Awards in 1996 and 1997 for Best Dramatic Series. His other credits include the television series “The Lone Gunmen,” which he co-created, and the features “Hancock,” starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and “Wilder Napalm,” starring Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid. After writing and directing the “Breaking Bad” pilot, Gilligan received the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama and accepted a Peabody Award honoring the show’s first season. In 2013, “Breaking Bad” earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama, and was hailed “the best of the 21st century” by Stephen King. Gilligan is currently working on “Better Call Saul,” which he co-created with “Breaking Bad” writer Peter Gould.