Brannon Braga: Out of This World

A conversation about life, frontiers, belief and imagination with Emmy-nominated writer, producer, director of Star Trek: The Next Generation, 24, FlashForward, Cosmos and more. Followed by live audience Q&A.
Join us for a conversation with Emmy-nominated Brannon Braga, an executive producer on FOX’s re-launch of “COSMOS,” the iconic 1980 television miniseries from Carl Sagan. Most recently he served as executive producer and writer on FOX’s “Terra Nova” along with Steven Spielberg. 
Braga was a key creative force in one of the most enduring and well-known science-fiction franchises as a creator, writer and executive producer of more than 300 episodes of the “Star Trek” series. For over 13 years collectively, he worked on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” His film credits include “Mission: Impossible II,” “Star Trek: Generations” and “Star Trek: First Contact.”  Braga will discuss how he creates narratives about fascinating topics such as thinking about origins, discerning the future, interacting with non-human entities that have attributes of the divine, and communicating beyond the final frontier.

The event is hosted by Lisa Bitel and Lynn Dodd, co-directors of the CRCC IRG annual seminar, with an introduction by Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Gavin Scott, former BBC journalist, novelist and screenwriter, will moderate the discussion.
Additional information about Gavin Scott, Diane Winston and the CRCC Interdisciplinary Research Group is available at the event page School of Cinematic Arts: Brannon Braga. The event is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Group of Center for Religion and Civic Culture and co-sponsored by the USC Office of Religious Life, USC School of Religion, USC Archaeology, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and USC Spectrum.
The event is open to the public, however, RSVP is required
For more information and reservations, visit the event page or call 213-740-8562.  
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