Showrunners Boot Camp


Get a thorough overview of the role of a showrunner in this intensive workshop that prepares you for success in the television industry.

Starting at $788.00
As few as 4 days

What you can learn.

  • Discover the skills and knowledge successful showrunners need to thrive in today’s market
  • Participate in hands-on activities that enrich your understanding of a showrunner’s work
  • Learn how showrunners manage a writer’s room and liaise with network and studio execs
  • Get the basics of producing work by learning about budgets and series logistics

About this course:

How do you create a narrative dramatic series, sell it, and have the series made, all while keeping your vision a priority in every aspect of the creative process? This is the role of the showrunner—the lead producer/writer on a television or digital series, responsible for the creative vision along with the business and logistical aspects of a series. There is currently a high demand for skilled showrunners, and in this workshop, we focus on demystifying what a showrunner does. This workshop is set up as a boot camp, exploring the breath of knowledge a showrunner needs using hands-on exercises, lectures, viewing of footage including dailies and rough cuts, discussing the pilot script and series writing process, and giving notes on scripts—as well as covering the practical issues of production, maximizing budgets, and overall series logistics.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM PT
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Instructor: Cynthia Hsiung
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Location: Remote Classroom

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from August 24, 2021 to January 24, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Inside the Room by Venis, Linda, ed.
(Optional) The One-Hour Drama Series: Producing Episodic Television Kindle Edition by Robert Del Valle
Thu Feb 24, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Fri Feb 25, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sat Feb 26, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sun Feb 27, 2022
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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