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