Staff Writer Bootcamp

Staff Writer Bootcamp

About the program

The Staff Writer Bootcamp is a six-week program for Guild members who are either looking to staff an episodic writers’ room for the first time or are early-career television writers looking to improve their skills.

The program will run from January 5th, 2021 until February 9th, 2021. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 6pm – 8pm EST and will be hosted via Zoom.

The Bootcamp is ideal for:

  • Early-career episodic television writers with no more than two staff writer positions.
  • Scripted film, TV, and New Media writers in the Guild with a strong interest in working in an episodic writers’ room.
  • Any Guild member who has sold an episodic pilot.

All applicants must be Current-active members of the WGA East.

Topics

  • Writers’ Room Etiquette
  • From Pilot to Series Pick Up
  • Staff Writer Expectations and Responsibilities
  • The Psychology of the Biz: From Agents/Managers to the Writers Room
  • Breaking Story
  • How to Create a Franchise

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