Learn the duties and responsibilities of a writer's assistant
Understand why familiarity with screenwriting conventions is critical to succeed in entry-level roles
Get advice on how to further develop your professional skills
Identify the right resources, relationships, and materials you need to be prepared for opportunities when you find them
About this course:
This course aims to provide aspiring television writers with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this role. You learn about the duties and responsibilities of a writer’s assistant, including script coverage, note-taking, research, and administrative tasks. In addition, understanding the format and structure of a TV script is critical, as you may be tasked with fixing typos and grammatical errors. Professional development is also a key area that is pivotal for evolving from an assistant to a staff writer. Topics covered here include resumes and interviewing, building relationships, effective communication, managing expectations, and understanding the hierarchy of the writer’s room. By the end of the course, you will have a solid grasp of what makes a good writer’s assistant and how to remain competitive in the marketplace.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 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.
No refunds after February 07, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.