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.

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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. Panelists include 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).

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