Steven Levitan, creator of “Reboot” and co-creator of “Modern Family,” has joined TheGrill 2022 for a Spotlight Conversation with TheWrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman to discuss using comedy and satire to influence pop culture and what it takes to make a hit sitcom in 2022.
When “Modern Family” premiered on ABC in 2009, not only did it revive the popularity of network sitcoms, but it also shifted audiences’ perspectives about LGBTQ relationships and mixed-race marriages. Two years after the series ended, Levitan has made the move to streaming, premiering his latest sitcom “Reboot” on Hulu last month. The series explores complicated relationships with friends, family and co-workers while poking fun at the industry. Hear it first-hand from Steve, on stage, on Wednesday, October 12!
Other impressive speakers from amazing companies have been added to TheGrill as the gathering of industry leaders nears.
Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder Dr. Stacy Smith
Audible executive vice president and head of content Rachel Ghiazza
Blumhouse head of physical production Lisa Niedenthal
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises senior vice president and general manager of Telemundo Streaming Studios Juan Ponce
Shamrock Capital partner Andrew Howard
The Raine Group partner Erik Hodge
LionTree managing director Emily Wang
Moelis & Company managing director Carlos Jimenez
Creative Media chairman Peter Csathy
Producer Guild of America (PGA) executive director Susan Sprung
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This year’s event will offer both in-person and virtual components. The Oct. 11 program will be all virtual and free to register. The Oct. 12 program will be an exclusive in-person event held in Los Angeles with limited tickets available to WrapPRO members and will conclude with an evening of cocktails and conversations honoring TheWrap’s Innovators of 2022! The highly anticipated annual Innovators Listrecognizes individuals and companies who are driving change within their industry and beyond.
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TheGrill 2022 sponsors include Loeb & Loeb, City National Bank, Gracenote, Warner Bros. Discovery, Gerber Kawasaki, Sony Pictures, Take-Two Interactive, SAG-AFTRA, New York Festivals, Samba TV and IMAX.