Today’s podcast is a conversation with Pam Veasey, Showrunner of two of the four series in the CSI franchise: CSI: New York and CSI: CYBER.

The conversation was recorded as part of a series of classes that I taught at The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Each week I would host an artist for a discussion that would help us better understand their values and aims as storytellers in the world of crime and justice.

During our conversation we discussed Pam’s path into storytelling, culminating in how she came to run CSI: New York, what the show’s rules and principles were, and how she took custody of a mega hit vision created by someone else and made it a hit in its own right that was distinctive from the other iterations of the franchise. We then discussed how she went on to run another show with a unique twist on the franchise premise.

You can find a transcript of the interview here.