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‘Better Call Saul’ Writer to Speak at Boise State

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 2:17 pm / February 7, 2017

Heather Marion

The Boise State University Arts and Humanities Institute presents “Writing for Television: An Evening with Heather Marion” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Student Union Lookout Room. Parking is available in the Lincoln Avenue Garage.

The free event is the first in the AHI’s Public Culture Initiative, which brings to campus young, emerging professionals in a creative field. Marion is a writer for the popular television series “Better Call Saul.”

Boise State theatre arts professor Leslie Durham will sit down with Marion to talk about her journey from assistant to the writer’s room of a hit series. An audience Q&A will follow. While on campus, Marion also will meet with interested writing and video students, and speak during the opening ceremony of the High School Theatre Festival hosted annually at Boise State.

“Better Call Saul” is a prequel to the wildly popular “Breaking Bad” series that ran from 2008-2013. Marion and showrunner Vince Gilligan have been nominated for a Writers Guild Award for the season two finale episode, which they co-wrote. Her first solo credit episode for the show will air in season three.

Marion is a writer, actor and producer who earned her MFA in screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was selected as one of 10 writers chosen to participate in the inaugural Episodic Story Lab at the Sundance Institute in 2014. Prior to her work on “Better Call Saul,” she was a crewmember on “United States of Tara,” “The Goldbergs” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

The evening is sponsored by AHI, the College of Arts and Sciences, the MFA in Creative Writing program and the Narrative TV Initiative.