NYS Writers Institute welcomes writer/producer of "Arrow" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Marc Guggenheim
Guggenheim, who recently won a Daytime Emmy for Guillermo del Toro's animated series "Trollhunters," will offer commentary and show clips from his work 7 p.m. Friday, April 20
ALBANY, NY (04/09/2018) (readMedia)-- EVENT DETAILS:
The New York State Writers Institute welcomes Marc Guggenheim, writer/producer of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow and executive producer of Guillermo del Toro's Netflix animated series Trollhunters, who will screen clips of his work for TV and film and offer commentary and Q&A 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany downtown campus.
Free and open to the public, the event is cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the UAlbany Speaker Series.
Albany, NY - Marc Guggenheim, writer/producer of Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow and executive producer of Guillermo del Toro's Netflix animated series Trollhunters, will screen clips of his work for TV and film and offer commentary and Q&A 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the downtown campus.
A UAlbany alumnus, Guggenheim has helped to transform the landscape of American primetime television as a developer and "showrunner" of imaginative TV shows inspired by the DC comic book worlds, including Arrow (2012-present) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016-present), two of the most popular shows on The CW network.
Recently, Guggenheim won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Writing for Guillermo del Toro's Netflix animated series Trollhunters (2016-present), and the Fox network has given a commitment to two projects he is writing and executive producing: Classified, a character-driven drama based in the CIA, and an adaptation of True Lies with McG and James Cameron producing.
In a December, 2017, interview with CBR.com (Comic Book Resources), Guggenheim discussed another new project, the animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which airs on the CW's online streaming platform CW Seed and features a gay character: "We haven't done a metahuman gay superhero in the Arrowverse before," he told CBR Assistant Editor Meagan Damore, "There were a lot of elements that were like, 'Okay, we haven't seen this before. I haven't done this before.' So that's a big litmus test item for me. I don't want to just crank out another series and check off another character. I want to only do it if we can do something that's new and different."
Guggenheim is also the co-creator of the TV show, Eli Stone (2008-9), and screenwriter of the films, Green Lantern (2011), and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). His writing for Marvel Comics includes several series within the X-Men franchise and he is also the author of the novel, Overwatch (2014), a CIA legal thriller that Mystery Scene called, "a paranoid's delight."
In a recent interview published in UAlbany Magazine, Guggenheim, BA '92, said, "My time at UAlbany opened me up socially and intellectually.... It was four wonderful years of my life."
The program is cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the UAlbany Speaker Series.
For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at www.nyswritersinstitute.org