Showrunners and Show Writers

FILM TV 785.56

Join a panel of current TV showrunners, writers and producers as they reveal their journey to a writing career and to creating, scripting, and running the popular TV series – and describe their paths to success.…

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What you can learn.

  • Learn to develop strong characters and compelling situations for them
  • Get the inside scoop on how writers break in and stay in the television industry
  • Identify what makes a series successful and commercially viable in today’s market
  • Interact with leaders in the industry who want to share their advice and experience with you

About this course:

Join a panel of current TV showrunners, writers and producers as they reveal their journey to a writing career and to creating, scripting, and running the popular TV series – and describe their paths to success.  Topics include writing on staff vs. freelance; writing and rewriting “in the room”; network vs. cable vs. streaming series; and a concentration on career-building advice.  You participate in direct conversation with these producer/writers throughout the session.  

Scheduled panelists includes: Mike Royce exec producer/writer (current One Day at a Time); Jennifer Crittenden co-exec producer/writer (Veep); Steve Holland co-exec producer/writer (Big Bang Theory); Rina Mimoun exec producer/writer (Mistresses, Heartland); Nat Bernstein exec producer/writer (Doogie Howser, MD, Project MC 2); and Billy Grundfest exec producer/writer (Mad About You and the current international version of that series, major award shows like the Oscars, Emmys, and Grammys). 

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