Futures Council

Ann Druyan

Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director; COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS
Ann Druyan is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director specializing in the communication of science. Druyan served for 10 years as the elected Secretary of the Federation of American Scientists and began her writing career with the publication of her first novel, “A Famous Broken Heart.” She was the Creative Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message Project and Program Director of the first solar sail deep space mission, launched on a Russian ICBM in 2005.

She wrote with her late husband, Carl Sagan, the original 1980s Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning TV series “COSMOS: A Personal Voyage.” As Founder and CEO of Cosmos Studios, since 2000. Druyan built on the success of the original “COSMOS” television series, by creating “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” for the FOX and National Geographic Television Networks. Druyan was the lead executive producer, a director and co-writer on the series, for which she was awarded the Peabody, Producers Guild and Emmy Awards in 2014. The show was seen in 181 countries and by hundreds of millions people worldwide. Her most recent series is COSMOS: Possible Worlds (2020) She wrote the companion book which was published by National Geographic in February 2020.

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