Over the twelve days from Monday, December 23 and concluding on Friday, January 3, we will present special Re-Podcasts of my Crime Story Podcast interviews with storytellers in the world of crime and justice. Each interview will be presented in its entirety, and so interviews that were previously offered in multiple parts can now be accessed in one download or streaming session.
This is Day 10: 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.