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Complicated Characters

Dov Charney, the founder and ex-CEO of American Apparel, built the company through his charisma and force of will...

Dov Charney, the founder and ex-CEO of American Apparel, built the company through his charisma and force of will...

But he also slept with employees, faced multiple sexual harassment suits, and was ultimately fired from his company. Lisa Chow and her team at StartUp produced a 7-part series documenting Charney's controversial past and his attempt to start over. She’ll offer guidance for telling stories about problematic central characters, and how to structure a series around an uncooperative subject.

NOTE: The audio for this session will note be available.


Featuring

Lisa Chow

Lisa is co-host of StartUp, which is produced by Gimlet Media. Before that, she was a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight and a reporter at NPR's Planet Money and WNYC.