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TIFF Long Take - Ep. 84: Facebook enters the world of prestige TV with Sorry for Your Loss

Kit Steinkellner takes us through her experience making Facebook Watch’s flagship series

Sep 25, 2018

This week on TIFF Long Take, Rob and Geoff sit down with Kit Steinkellner, creator of the acclaimed new television series Sorry for Your Loss. Since writing the pilot script on spec, Steinkellner has overseen every step of the series’ production, culminating with its recent premiere on the new streaming platform Facebook Watch. The series, which stars Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran, is available now.

Steinkellner talks about the experience that inspired Sorry for Your Loss, television’s role in furthering social conversations, and why she didn’t shy away from writing the show on spec.

She also talks about the excitement — and anxiety — she feels about being the flagship series on a new streaming platform, what makes Facebook Watch unique, and why we don’t see more half-hour dramas.


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