Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, executive producers of the megahit ABC series “Lost,” are speaking at the NAB Show Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The two will be featured in a live, onstage interview format, as part of the Spotlight Series. The two will be interviewed by Cynthia Littleton, Variety deputy editor of news development. Littleton is co-author of the 2007 book, “Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of the WB and UPN.”
Cuse and Lindelof will discuss challenges associated with creating a distinctly original television program that has achieved both critical acclaim and massive popularity, along with their vision for delivering compelling program content to increasingly mobile audiences.
An immediate ratings hit following its debut in September 2004, “Lost” tracks the lives of an ensemble cast of survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious island that appears to be in the South Pacific. Flashbacks to the survivors’ previous lives are interspersed with mysteries of island life.
The fourth season premiere of “Lost” drew 16.1 million viewers Jan. 31—the highest audience for the program in a year.
Cuse began his career in feature films as a creative executive before partnering with feature writer Jeffrey Boam, with whom he developed the films “Lethal Weapon 2,” “Lethal Weapon 3” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” In television, Cuse served as co-creator and executive producer of the Fox series “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” and as creator and executive producer of the CBS series “Nash Bridges” and “Martial Law.”
Cuse has received two Emmy nominations for his work as a writer on “Lost.” As executive producer and co-showrunner of “Lost,” Cuse has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Producers Guild Award, and a Writers Guild Award.
As co-creator and executive producer and co-showrunner of “Lost,” Lindelof has received an Emmy for outstanding drama series in 2005 and three nominations for outstanding writing for a drama series. Prior to “Lost,” Lindelof wrote for the “Nash Bridges,” the ABC drama “Wasteland” and the MTV anthology series “Undressed.”
Lindelof has also written and produced for the NBC series “Crossing Jordan” and is the writer of the 2006 comic book miniseries “Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk” for Marvel Comics.
Cuse and Lindelof join “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker, “Pushing Daisies” director and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld, Six Flags President and CEO Mark Shapiro, and best-selling author Alvin Toffler as featured speakers at this year’s NAB Show.
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