Web Series Summer Camp

August 28, 2010

Registration is now full. No applications accepted at this time. 

Announcing the first ever Writers Guild of America, East Web Series Summer Camp!!!

    Things we won't have:

- Capture the Flag
- Ticks
- 7 Minutes in Heaven
- Heat stroke

    Things we will have:

- Workshops on topics you need to know to make your own web series
- Classes on filming, editing, sound, lighting, and putting video on the web
- Successful web series producers, writers, directors and business professionals from the world of digital content
- An evening networking party

It’s summer, so we’re going to have fun...fun learning how to make and promote your own amazing web series!

This daylong event is FREE and open to anyone who's serious about creating original content for new media, from beginners with nothing but an idea to veteran web series producers looking to expand their skills. WGA members and non-members are encouraged to apply, as are writers, producers, directors, actors or anyone else involved in the production of digital content!

New media professionals will conduct workshops covering multiple aspects of web series production. The day will conclude with a screening and networking party.

Saturday, August 28
9:30 to 6pm
250 Hudson Street, NYC
Map: www.wgaeast.org/index.php

Free! Apply today—space is limited.


The event is open to WGA members and non-members but everyone must apply online. Click here.

We will contact applicants within the next several weeks to confirm their space.

Workshop topics will include:

- Production basics
- Getting a crew together
- Advanced production techniques
- Writing comedy for the web
- Writing indie soaps for the web
- Complying with WGA/SAG/AFTRA agreements
- Entering festivals and competition
- Finding syndication and sponsorships
- The business and monetization of new media
- Building an audience through social media

Confirmed presenters include:

Martha Byrne -- Writer/Creator of hit web series Gotham

Ned Canty – Festival Director, New York Television Festival

Tina Cesa Ward and Susan Miller
-- Creators of award-winning web series Anyone But Me

Wilson Cleveland -- Leader in the field of branded content, Senior Vice President, & Principal Digital Media & Content Development, CJP Digital.

Josh Cohen – Co-founder of Tilzy.tv and CIO of Tubefilter, www.tubefilter.tv

Timothy Cooper – Writer/Creator of Concierge: The Series

Michael Field – Writer/Creator of The Puzzle Makers Son

Paul Kontonis
-- VP, Group Director, Brand Content US, The Third Act at Digitas

Jeremy Redleaf
-- Creator creator of Odd Jobs the web series, winner of the 2010 Streamy Award for "Best New Web Series" and Fox Television Studios' "15 Gigs of Fame" Award at the New York Television Festival.

Dante Russo
– Writer/Creator of Weiner & Weiner

Stephanie Scott – Writer/Creater of The Retributioners 

Jamison Tilsner -- Video Evangelist and Business Development Executive at Kantar Group

Daryn Strauss – Writer/Creator of Critically Acclaimed Web Series Downsized

Lorin Wertheimer
– Writer/Creator of Strike TV Favorite, Speedie Date

as well as legal specialists on intellectual property online, talent mangers and representatives from SAG and AFTRA…!

Please direct all questions about the event to Ursula Lawrence at ulawrence@wgaeast.org and don’t forget to apply online here.