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Veena Sud Papers
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The Veena Sud Collection contains writers’ room notes, outlines, drafts, revision pages, research, and ephemera relating to two TV series, The Killing and Seven Seconds.
Veena Sud was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in Indian Hill, Ohio, near Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Barnard College, where she studied politics and women’s studies. After she graduated in 1989, she worked as a journalist, spending several years at Pacifica Radio and at the media watchdog group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. When Sud turned 28, she enrolled at New York University’s Film School and received a Master of Fine Arts degree. Sud began her film and television career as the director for MTV’s The Real World for one year. She was hired as a staff writer for the 2002 television series Push, Nevada, and then for the CBS police drama Cold Case. She was later promoted to Executive Producer for the show’s fourth and fifth seasons. Sud is most known for creating the TV series, The Killing, for which she earned an Emmy nomination for Drama Series, and a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for New Series. The Killing is a police procedural adapted from a popular Danish series called Forbrydelsen (The Crime). The show ran for 4 seasons, the first three on AMC and the final season on Netflix. In 2018 Sud created the show, Seven Seconds, which aired for one season on Netflix. Seven Seconds was adapted from the Russian action movie, The Major by Yuriy Bykov, about a man who accidentally hits and kills a child on the road. Seven Seconds is also about a hit-and-run, but Sud located the show in Jersey City and included a Black Lives Matter storyline. Sud won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Television Movie or Limited Series and the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Screenplay, TV Movie or Limited Series with co-writer Shalisha Francis. Sud’s other credits include, The Lie (2018), The Salton Sea (2016), and the short film One Night (2000) for which she won the San Francisco International Film Festival Certificate of Merit in Film & Video – Short Narrative.
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