The College of St. Scholastica will host a professional from the entertainment industry who has been involved with projects like "Stranger Things" and "Riverview" for a talk about what it means to be a showrunner. Karl Gajdusek's talk, part of a partnership between the college and Catalyst Content Festival, is "Showrunner: A Look Inside TVs Most Powerful and Mysterious Role."
It's at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Mitchell Auditorium. It's free to St. Scholastica students, faculty and staff as well as Catalyst Storieroad registrants. For more info, go to catalystcontent.org/storieroad. General admission is $10.
Gajdusek is a writer, producer, playwright and executive producer. According to a news release, he will go over the phases of creating a television show, the skills required of a showrunner and how content creators can connect with showrunners and producers to advance a project. He was the executive producer of Season 1 of Netflix's "Stranger Things" and the creator and showrunner for ABC's "Last Resort." Film credits include "Oblivion," "The November Man," "Trespass" and he was story editor of "Dead Like Me." He has had plays produced across the country.