From Aspiring TV Writer to Employed TV Writer

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Carole Kirschner (WGA, CBS) moderates this panel of past mentees, all of whom now work in television, to learn how they prepared themselves for success and seized the opportunity when it arrived.

Remote Instruction
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Hear working writers talk about how they got their start in television
  • Discover how personal relationships and networking can propel your career forward
  • Learn about how mentorship and fellowship programs provide support and resources
  • Get tips on good resources to prepare yourself for fellowship applications

About this course:

Hear how three aspiring writers landed in the writer’s room in this panel moderated by WGA Showrunner Training Program Director and CBS Diversity Fellowship Creator Carole Kirschner. Ms. Kirschner speaks with three of her past mentees, Niceole Levy (Cloak and Dagger, Shades of Blue), Elaine Loh (Dynasty, Gossip Girl), and Paula Sabbaga (Dynasty). Panelists will discuss the impact of mentorship, personal and professional relationships, and their preparation in craft as key elements that helped them find success. Enrollment open only to WP NOW members.
Please Note

Enrollment in this course is restricted to WP NOW members.

The Writers’ Program Network of Writers (WP NOW) is a membership program that offers exclusive access to an exceptional roster of discounts and benefits, including members-only networking and professional development opportunities, for one low annual fee.

To learn more or to purchase a membership, visit WP NOW.


Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Saturday 11:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Location: Online
61 days left. Enroll by Oct 12, 2020
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 Enrollment open only to WP NOW members.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.

Course Requirements
Sat Oct 17, 2020
11:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT

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