Advanced TV Series Showrunning
FILM TV X 459.1
Learn how successful showrunners manage their series in this practical course taking you behind the scenes of today’s TV landscape.
What you can learn.
- Get focused training on how successful showrunners manage their series
- Develop a Series Bible with plot summary and series arc to crystallize your series idea
- Learn to negotiate between studio, network, and/or distributor for your show’s benefit
- Get tips on supervising writers and making your room a cohesive team
About this course:
There is currently high demand for skilled showrunners, the person who generally creates the series, writes the pilot, sells the series, and stays on to run the series. In this course, you gain access to the process from the first pilot script to getting the budget to send it to pilot, with the goal of ultimately getting picked up for a series. As the overall success of the series depends on both creative and business acumen, you also gain insight into the negotiation process with the studio, network, or distributor. You learn how to staff writers and break stories; run the writers' room; pull the production team together; work with rotational directors, production heads of departments, editors, and other matters of post-production—making sure all episodes are consistent and reflect the overall series arc—all while managing relationships with the network, studio, and broadcasters. Your final project will be to hand in your Series Bible complete with pilot summary and series arc. Guest speakers from the industry share inside knowledge and examples so you can plan your path to success as a showrunner.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced TV Series Showrunning.
Half-Hour or One-Hour original pilot script submittal required.