Ryan Murphy Innovators Series

Oct 13, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Los Angeles

This event streamed live starting at 6:45pm (PDT) on Wednesday, October 13.

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Ryan Murphy is the co-creator and executive producer of Glee, television’s most award-winning new series of the 2009-2010 season. Glee was recently honored with four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe for Best Television Series for a Comedy or Musical, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.

Murphy was also recognized with a Directors Guild of America nomination and the show received a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. The American Film Institute also named Glee one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year. Murphy’s work on Glee was recently recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Prior to Glee, Murphy created and executive produced the critically acclaimed Nip/Tuck, for which he wrote and directed multiple episodes of the series. When it debuted in 2004, Nip/Tuck was the only freshman drama to earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series, Drama. That same year, Murphy earned his first ever Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and in 2005, Nip/Tuck won the Golden Globe for Best TV Series, Drama.

Murphy began his career as a journalist, writing for such publications as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?. Murphy’s next effort was Popular, a comedy series he created and produced.

In 2006, Murphy directed the feature film of Augusten Burroughs’ Running With Scissors, starring Annette Bening. Most recently, Murphy directed the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat Pray Love, which stars Julia Roberts and was produced by Brad Pitt.

Originally from Indianapolis, Murphy graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He now lives in Los Angeles.


This event was exclusive to Media Council members and other invited guests.  To inquire about joining the Media Council, contact Becky Levikow at 310-786-1033 or blevikow@paleycenter.org.

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