The PaleyLive LA Spring 2018 season welcomes Creating Great Characters: Dick Wolf & Mariska Hargitay in Conversation on June 4, 2018, and An

The PaleyLive LA Spring 2018 season welcomes Creating Great Characters: Dick Wolf & Mariska Hargitay in Conversation on June 4, 2018, and An Evening with Dear White People, which will take place on June 5, 2018.

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Spring is here and this season’s PaleyLive LA lineup has everything coming up roses. The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills recently announced two additions to the mix, welcoming some heavy hitters in the beginning of June. The programs include Creating Great Characters: Dick Wolf & Mariska Hargitay and An Evening with Dear White People.

On June 4, the Beverly Hills location will open its doors for guests to enjoy a special evening with Dick Wolf and Mariska Hargitay. The “Law & Order” creator and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star will be on hand for an intimate discussion and look back at season 19 of the NBC hit series. The two-time Emmy-winning and Grammy-winning producer along with the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress are about to welcome the 20th season of the celebrated show this fall.

“Mariska has been the heart and soul of SVU for nineteen years and this is the first time the two of us will have the opportunity to have an in-depth public discussion about the evolution and future of SVU,” Dick Wolf said in a press release.

Tuesday, June 5, fans will get a look into the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Dear White People.”  Scheduled to be a part of the evening’s event are Justin Simien, creator/writer/executive producer/showrunner; Logan Browning, “Samantha White”; Antoinette Robertson, “Colandrea ‘Coco’ Conners”; Ashley Blaine Featherson, “Joelle Brooks”; Marque Richardson, “Reggie Green”; DeRon Horton, “Lionel Higgins”; and John Patrick Amedori, “Gabe Mitchell.”

“The Paley Center plays an important role in encouraging discussion about the cultural impact and social significance of television, and I can't wait to take part in the conversation,” Justin Simien said.

Do you want to engage with the cast and creative teams of some of your favorite shows? Visit the Paley Center website for more information.

Tickets to both events are on sale now.