Learn how writers’ rooms function and the role of the writers’ assistant in operations
Identify the difference between agents and managers and how each can support your career
Get insight into how studios, networks, and production companies work with showrunners and writers
Get advice from current professionals on how to work in the field
About this course:
For writers and students who want to break into the TV industry as assistants but don’t know how to get started, this is a practical seminar to learn about the various arenas they can jump into within the TV scripted space: writers' rooms, agencies, management companies, studios, networks, and production companies. What do each of these places really do and what would be the best kind of job for what students are looking for? This seminar will help students have a better idea of what it takes to be an assistant and how to excel in their given environments. Guest Speakers will include current and former assistants at major networks, studios, production companies, agencies, and more.