Battlestar Galactica Writer and Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore Joins Banff World Television Festival Master Class Lineup
Toronto – Ronald D. Moore, Writer and Executive Producer of “Battlestar Galactica” is joining the Master Class speaker lineup at the Banff World Television Festival (BANFF). BANFF celebrates its 30th edition at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada, June 7–10, 2009.
“Banff’s Master Class series host some of the world’s most talented and successful TV creators,” commented Peter Vamos, BANFF Executive Director. “This is the place to hear firsthand the incredible knowledge and experience directly from the industry’s leading producers.”
“Battlestar Galactica” has been honored with a prestigious Peabody Award and twice as an official selection of the AFI’s (American Film Institute) top television programs. In 2006 Moore was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, and in 2008 he won an Emmy for the “Battlestar Galactica” webisodes.
Moore got his start in the entertainment business in the sci-fi genre writing for “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, where he wrote or co-wrote 27 episodes, including the two-hour series finale “All Good Things,” for which he won a Hugo Award and an Emmy Award nomination. In 1994, Moore joined the writing staff of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as supervising producer and was elevated to co-executive producer the following year. Moore spent five seasons on the series until the end of its successful run in 1999.
Moore was recently invited to participate in a “Battlestar Galactica” retrospective hosted by The United Nations to discuss relevant moral issues ranging from human rights to the downfalls of technology. Next, Moore will be the executive producer on the new series “Caprica,” which is a prequel to the “Battlestar” series and is set to air in 2010.
The Master Class series showcases the television industry’s top creators in intimate interviews that provide the opportunity for the “master” to reveal their unique creative processes and trade secrets to making a hit TV show. The 2009 series includes René Balcer, writer and executive producer “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and Kari Lizer, creator and executive producer “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. For more information on the festival sessions, visit the BANFF website.