In 2010 Jeff Schwachter conceived and produced a 12-episode Web series featuring HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Jeff gathered 6 local historians and personalities on stage for a round table discussion prior to the screening. This became the genesis of the Web series Conversations & Storytelling, which includes discussions about the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the African-American Experience, Entertainment and Nightlife, Sports in Atlantic City, Gambling and Nucky Johnson.
The Conversations & Storytelling event was held at Caesars Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, and was followed by a viewing party of the debut episode of the HBO drama series, based on Prohibition era Atlantic City. The event was presented by Atlantic City Weekly and the former Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) in cooperation with the Carnegie Library Center of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Entertainment; the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism; and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
In 2014, for the final season of "Boardwalk Empire," Jeff Schwachter will be sharing his Summer 2014 interview with the award-winning series' showrunner Terry Winter for AC Weekly and Philly Weekly, along with a few surprises during the season — stay tuned.
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