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).
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.
Internet access required to retreive course materials.
Sat Dec 2, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA X OpenUCLA X Open
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