Showrunners and Show Writers

SCRIPT 726.1

Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.

As few as 1 day

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. Former panelists included Frank Cardea executive producer/writer (NCIS); Gina Lucita Monreal co-executive producer/writer (NCIS); Adam Faberman executive story editor/writer (Big Bang Theory); 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); and Tiffany Lo and Ethel Lung co-writers (Blood and Treasure).

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 05, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Ed Scharlach
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Location: UCLA X Open

Enrollment opens two weeks prior to course date. Enrollment deadline: November 19, 2021.

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

Course Requirements
Internet access required to retreive course materials.
Sat Nov 20, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

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