Showrunners and Show Writers
Join a panel of current TV showrunners, writers and producers as they describe their paths to success, and guide you through the process of crafting a successful and commercially viable one-hour drama or half-hour comedy…
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 describe their paths to success, and guide you through the process of crafting a successful and commercially viable one-hour drama or half-hour comedy series. You learn how to develop characters and situation, as well as create compelling story--the primary factor in any effective script. Other topics include writing on staff vs. freelance, writing "in the room," network vs. cable shows, and career-building advice. You participate in direct conversation with the producers throughout the session. Past scheduled guest panelists included: Chris Silber, producer/writer NCIS New Orleans (CBS); Jennifer Corbett, producer/writer NCIS (CBS); Britte Anchor, producer/writer Mom (CBS); Howard J. Morris, co-creator, exec producer Grace and Frankie (Netflix); Michael Price, co-creator, exec producer F is for Family (Netflix animated) and exec producer The Simpsons (Fox animated); Billy Grundfest, producer/writer Mad About You and creator, exec producer international version of Mad About You and other series
Fall 2018 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.