Washington, D.C. - Battlestar Galactica co-creator and executive producer David Eick will present an afternoon keynote address entitled, "The Making of Battlestar Galactica" at the 2009 NAB Show on Tuesday, April 21, in LasVegas. The Super Session will focus on how to launch and produce a hit TV franchise that breaks the traditional mold seen in many television program storylines.
Eick will discuss how the legendary sci-fi series came together--conceptually, technically, and politically. He will show clips from the series and provide an inside look at Battlestar Galactica's rebirth and production, including educational details about its visual effects, production design, casting, and directorial battles for creative integrity.
Eick's presentation will be followed by a sit-down discussion with Battlestar Galactica co-supervising producer and writer David Weddle. Weddle's credits also include supervising producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and author of 2001's critically-acclaimed biography, "If They Move, Kill 'Em! - The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah."
Eick has produced many popular television shows, including USA Network's acclaimed drama Cover Me and the critically-celebrated comedy Manhattan, AZ. At the SCI FI Channel, Eick launched the network's first internally-produced hit, The Invisible Man. He also produced the successful syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and co-developed and launched its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess.
Additionally, Eick served as producer of the critically-acclaimed CBS series American Gothic; co-produced five Hercules movies for first-run syndication; produced two direct-to-video sequels of the big-screen feature Darkman; and produced the two-hour pilot for the FOX series M.A.N.T.I.S.