Lampshade Entertainment

[June 23rd ]
04:45pm - 05:45pm
Theme: Breakout 9b: Lights, Camera, Action; Experiences of a Reluctant TV PitchMan

Matt Dearborn is an accomplished screenwriter who has made his mark on the television industry. He has written over a hundred episodes of television, and his original ideas have been purchased by every major network including Netflix, Sony, HBO, FOX, NBC, CBS, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Lifetime, and Hallmark.

His hard work and dedication have been recognized with numerous accolades, including three Emmy nominations and a BAFTA award for creating Even Stevens, which was recognized as an Outstanding International Series. He has also been nominated for the NAACP’s Image Award and the prestigious Environmental Media Award.

In 2022, he received the Telly Award for directing Until the Wheels Come Off, a documentary that chronicles an ultra-athlete’s record-breaking attempt to ride his bicycle across the United States in just ten days.

Currently, Mr. Dearborn’s feature X’s and O’s is in pre-production at Netflix. His talent and expertise have also been shared with aspiring writers worldwide through programs such as the Sony TV Russian Writers Program, the California State University Communications Department, and the Escola de Series conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.