Mad Men Writer and Executive Producer To Speak at Cornell
Semi Chellas — the writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men — will speak about her experiences in the television industry on March 10 in Klarman Hall. Chellas’ lecture, “Telling Secrets: Notes from the Writers’ Room,” will explore the processes and inner workings of television writing, including the dynamics of writing for an auteur, according to the University. The writer will also discuss how facts and research shape the creation of a storyline and how to approach writing for characters created by someone else. Chellas was born and raised in Palo Alto, California and grew up in Alberta, Canada. She earned a B.A. in literature from Yale University, studied English as a Mellon fellow at Cornell and studied the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, according to her IMDB profile.