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'Modern Family' Co-Creator Steve Levitan Gathers Top Showrunners for Gun Violence Prevention Event

29 June 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Fox lot is home to many high-powered storytellers: Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Alex Gansa and Chip Johannessen (Homeland), Liz Meriwether, Brett Baer and Dave Finkel (New Girl), Brad Falchuk (Scream Queens), and Howard Gordon (24: Legacy). There are dozens more, of course, but the aforementioned creatives were among the nearly 60 guests seated inside Fox's Zanuck Theater on Wednesday afternoon thanks to an invitation from the former, Levitan, who sent out a studio-wide call to attend a summit-type event about America's gun violence epidemic.  To lead the proceedings, Levitan hosted John Feinblatt, co-founder of gun violence prevention group

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Inside Steve Levitan’s TV Showrunner Gun Summit

29 June 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For “Modern Family” executive producer Steve Levitan, the topic of guns in America is personal.

Levitan, who has lost two friends to gun violence, gathered a group of A-list showrunners Wednesday on the 20th Century Fox lot to discuss the issue. Levitan is involved with Everytown.org, and invited co-founder John Feinblatt to address around 50 TV writers and producers at the Daryl Zanuck Theatre.

Showrunners and writers in the audience included “Homeland” executive producers Alex Gansa and Chip Johannessen, “24: Legacy” executive producer Howard Gordon, “New Girl” creator Liz Meriwether and “Scream Queens” executive producer Brad Falchuk. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman and 20th Century Fox TV president of creative affairs Jonathan Davis were also in attendance.

Read More: Katie Couric Documentary Aims to Reignite the Gun Debate

“We want to educate, make people aware, maybe get them involved in any way, financially or via social media — and maybe content, »

- Michael Schneider

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Inside Steve Levitan’s TV Showrunner Gun Summit

29 June 2016 3:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For “Modern Family” executive producer Steve Levitan, the topic of guns in America is personal.

Levitan, who has lost two friends to gun violence, gathered a group of A-list showrunners Wednesday on the 20th Century Fox lot to discuss the issue. Levitan is involved with Everytown.org, and invited co-founder John Feinblatt to address around 50 TV writers and producers at the Daryl Zanuck Theatre.

Showrunners and writers in the audience included “Homeland” executive producers Alex Gansa and Chip Johannessen, “24: Legacy” executive producer Howard Gordon, “New Girl” creator Liz Meriwether and “Scream Queens” executive producer Brad Falchuk. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman and 20th Century Fox TV president of creative affairs Jonathan Davis were also in attendance.

Read More: Katie Couric Documentary Aims to Reignite the Gun Debate

“We want to educate, make people aware, maybe get them involved in any way, financially or via social media — and maybe content, »

- Michael Schneider

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