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Kelly Edwards

author The Executive Chair; writer Our Kind Of People
Kelly Edwards recently left her role as HBO's SVP, Talent Development, for a two-year, first-look writing deal with the premium network. Earlier this summer, she staffed on the new Fox drama Our Kind Of People and will be releasing a new book called The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide To TV Series Development, on October 12th.

Edwards was selected for the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab, and, in 2020, completed an MFA in Writing for Film and Television at Emerson College. After decades as a creative executive at Sony, Disney, Fox, and UPN, an executive producer for Paramount, and a DEI officer at NBCU and HBO, she hopes her pivot into the writing ranks proves to anyone feeling too "seasoned" to make the leap, that it’s never too late to follow a dream.

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