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The Thing About Pam

May 10 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PDT

Composers

SONYA BELOUSOVA

GIONA OSTINELLI

Showrunner / Executive Producer

JENNY KLEIN

MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30PM (PT)

The Thing About Pam is the dramatized retelling of the gruesome 2011 murder of Betsy Faria. Two-time Academy-Award® winner Renée Zellweger embodies the larger-than-life personality of Pam Hupp, fully transforming into the convicted murderer who is serving a life sentence for killing Louis Gumpenberger and was later charged in 2021 with the murder of Betsy Fair. Hupp is currently awaiting trial. Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison narrates the portrayal of the heinous crime as told by showrunner Jenny Klein and team of writers utilizing sardonic, razor-sharp wit to detail the absurdities of Hupp. The show reveals Hupp’s elaborate and diabolical scheme to manipulate those around her, and that Betsy’s murder occurred just days after signing her life insurance over to Hupp.

TV-14 | 45mins

Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli are the songwriters and music producers behind the album’s hit single, “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher”, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Song Sales chart and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, and quickly became a viral sensation and a worldwide phenomenon garnering unanimous critical acclaim, amassing millions of listens and inspiring countless YouTube covers and remixes, as well as securing Belousova & Ostinelli coveted spots on Variety’s 10 Composers To Watch list and Forbes’s 30 Under 30. The Witcher Original Soundtrack Album has surpassed 300 Million album streams worldwide, charted on Billboard’s Top 10 Soundtrack Albums, Top 20 Current Albums and Top 20 Album Sales, and rose to No. 1 on iTunes in every major territory in the world. The duo headlined the 2021 Krakow Film Music Festival with The Witcher Suite featuring Belousova on piano performing with a symphony orchestra and choir to a cheering sold-out crowd, followed by the Suite’s official release via Sony Music.

Belousova & Ostinelli’s latest project is the NBC drama The Thing About Pam, starring Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, and Judy Greer. The limited series has become NBC’s #1 new show of the season. Based on a true-crime phenomenon, the case was first examined on Dateline NBC, becoming one of the most popular podcasts to air. The duo’s previous projects include Amazon Studios’ The Romanoffs, NBC Peacock’s Sacred Lies, Paramount Networld’s adaption of the Stephen King novel The Mist, and many more. A virtuoso concert pianist, Belousova gained millions of fans across the globe starring in the viral internet sensation Player Piano, executive produced by Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee. Variety names Belousova and Giona Ostinelli “a unique composing duo,” while Entertainment Weekly praises them as “legendary composers.”

Jenny Klein is a Hugo-nominated writer/producer who served as the showrunner and Executive Producer of the NBC+ Blumhouse limited series The Thing About Pam, starring Renée Zellweger. Her work also includes the hit Netflix series, The Witcher, for which she served as Co-Executive Producer and wrote the lyrics for the hit single, “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher”, and Daisy Jones & The Six, a limited series executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. Previously, Klein wrote for and produced Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Amazon’s The Tick, Facebook Watch’s premiere drama series Sacred Lies, and the CW’s Supernatural.

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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, May 10, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.