Wendy Calhoun
Writer & Executive Producer, Edgewood Place Entertainment
Biography
Wendy Calhoun, whose work spans such TV hits as Empire, Revenge, Nashville, and others, refuses to tell color-blind stories. By choosing to assign cultural specificity, Calhoun adds an extra dimension to her characters and opens up the door for unexpected and empathetic reactions from the audience. Through her writing, she hopes to move the needle on what is considered “good” entertainment and introduce a more diverse set of characters and plot lines to the television screen.

Most recently, Calhoun served as Consulting Producer for ABC’s Station 19. She has developed new series pilots with Netflix, FX, 20th TV Studios, and ABC Signature. Her past credits include co-executive producing and writing the historic first season of Fox’s megahit series Empire. In addition, she’s written and produced for ABC’S Nashville, FX’s Justified, ABC’s Revenge, and NBC’s Life. Calhoun wrote and directed the virtual reality short Left Behind, sponsored by Google, and honored as “Best in VR” at Digital Hollywood. She served as the narrative consultant for Electronic Arts’ Battlefield Hardline video game. Calhoun received a 2010 Peabody Award for Justified. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, she studied film and television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Wendy Calhoun
Writer & Executive Producer, Edgewood Place Entertainment
SPEAKER FILM
Wendy Calhoun — Diversity and Empathy
Wendy Calhoun — Diversity and Empathy

Wendy Calhoun, writer and executive producer of Edgewood Place Entertainment, refuses to tell color-blind stories. By choosing to assign cultural specificity, Calhoun adds an extra dimension to her characters that brings them to life and opens up the door for unexpected and empathetic reactions from the audience. Through her writing, she hopes to move the needle on what is considered "good" entertainment and introduce a more diverse set of characters and plot lines to the television screen.