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Deborah M. Pratt
Uplifting Women in Film & TV

Taking you behind the scenes on the classic Quantum Leap and inside the career of a TV trailblazer, Deborah Pratt: Uplifting Women in Film & TV is an unmissable live online interview and audience Q&A hosted by presenter Sophie K.

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Taking you behind the scenes on the classic Quantum Leap and inside the career of a TV trailblazer, Deborah M. Pratt: Uplifting Women in Film & TV is an unmissable live online interview and audience Q&A hosted by presenter Sophie K.

One of the earliest female showrunners in science fiction, Deborah M. Pratt became the first African-American Executive Producer working in TV when she co-created Quantum Leap. She wrote 25 episodes and co-wrote another 15 of the classic sci-fi show, breaking ground with compassionate and confrontational storylines that tackled everything from civil rights to gender equality.

Quantum Leap has long been one of my favorite shows, as a kid, I watched it because it was fun and cool and as an adult, I am blown away by how progressive and wholesome it is.

Sophie K (Absolute Radio, Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio 1)

Deborah is returning to Quantum Leap as Executive Producer for the new show, currently in the pilot stage at NBC starring Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow), and Mason Alexander Park (The SandmanCowboy Bebop).

The very first photo from the set of the pilot was posted to Instagram by producer Bryan Wynbrandt (GothamAlcatraz). | © Bryan Wynbrandt.

In front of the camera, Deborah has starred in Magnum, P.I., and Airwolf, as well as the voice of Ziggy in Quantum Leap, and Troian Claridge in the second season episode ‘A Portrait For Troian’. Behind the camera, she has recently directed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Mirkwood and continues to develop the rich world and storytelling possibilities behind her book/transmedia series The Vision Quest.

Watch Deborah for an online interview and audience Q&A hosted by Sophie K exclusively on The Companion.

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For more on the incredible Deborah M. Pratt herself, she previously took her inside the classic episode ‘What Price Gloria?’ (S2, Ep4) in which Sam leaps into the body of a woman for the first time, and an interview on her career and some of the walls she had to break down.

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