On Story: A Conversation with Alan Yang
Join Austin Film Festival on Saturday, February 18th at the Harry Ransom Center for a conversation with Emmy Award Winner, Alan Yang, co-creator and executive producer of Netflix’s Master of None. Yang will discuss writing naturalistic comedy culled from personal experience, crafting cultural commentary, and the importance of representation in media. Formerly, Yang was a writer and co-executive producer of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Alan Yang is the co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix series “Master of None,” for which he received the 2016 Emmy Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. The show was nominated for four Emmys, including Best Comedy Series, and was the recipient of a Peabody Award, an AFI Award, and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy. Previously, Yang was a writer and co-executive producer for “Parks and Recreation,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2015. He can also be seen on-screen in episodes of “Parks and Rec” playing bass in Mouse Rat, the rock band fronted by Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt).