Emmy Nominated Sam Zvibleman Talks All Things PEN15 & More

Conversation around creating and directing for TV/Streaming


We're pretty proud of WMM Member Sam Zvibleman who helped bring one of the most unique comedies to life on Hulu (on a shoestring budget no less, so the WMM DIY spirit I'm sure came in handy!)  So, we're super stoked to have him come back and share some insight into how the TV/Streaming content sausage gets made. 


Sam Zvibleman is an award-winning film and television writer-director. He is the co-creator and director of Hulu’s PEN15, Emmy-nominated for Best Comedy Series. In the show’s second season, he won the International Online Cinema Critics Award for Best Comedy Director. Before that, Sam received the Canadian Screen Academy Award for Best Director for the CBC limited series THE NEDDEAUS OF DUQESNE ISLAND. And before that, Sam was born and raised in St. Louis, MO where he thought he was going to be a professional tennis player and/or investigative reporter.

Zoom Link for 10/26/22

WHERE: Via Zoom (

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 @ 6pm PT/9pm ET



Throughout the year, WMM hosts one-off, industry events with professionals from all backgrounds in the industry. These are special opportunities to ask questions, get sneak previews, and learn new skills and techniques from the best in biz. We've been able to move these workshops online to Zoom webinars while we're virtual and have had guest instructors from all over the world.

Previous topics have included: 

  • Storyboarding
  • VFX 
  • Film Distribution 
  • Screenwriting 
  • The Business of Acting 
  • Post-Production/Editing 
  • Financial Health
  • Indie Producing 
  • Artistic Growth/Health
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