Lecture | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Since 2006, Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live. On September 6, he joins the Berkeley Forum to share the behind the scenes of the production demands required by a show that comes together in less than a week. He will talk through the challenges of producing ten one-act plays headlined by a different star each show, including full concert presentations of a current musical act, all while taking dead aim at a broad range of topical news items.
Don Roy King is an accomplished television director, recipient of 9 Emmy awards, and the current director of Saturday Night Live. He has directed more hours of live network television than anyone in the history of the medium. For 21 years, King directed morning news television at ABCs Good Morning America and later CBS This Morning. In 2006 he became the third director in the history of SNL and has guided the show through 12 successful seasons. As a producer, writer, and theatric he has credits ranging from Broadway musicals to sports broadcasting and television across nine networks. King is a graduate of Penn States Bellisario College of Communications.
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