NFMLA Panel: Warner Bros. Writers' and Directors' Workshops

February 19, 2021 01:00pm PST - 02:30pm PST

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with the team from the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop and Directors’ Workshop. We will discuss information on applying to the workshops, expectations for successful candidates, and questions about the program details.

  • About the WB Workshops

For over 40 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premiere writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. Every year, the Workshop selects up to eight participants out of more than 2,500 submissions and exposes them to Warner Bros. Television’s top writers and executives, all with the ultimate goal of earning them a staff position on a Warner Bros.-produced television show. The Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop consists of three components, all geared towards preparing the writer for a successful career in television writing. The 2020-2021 Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop will run October 2020 – March 2021, with meetings on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, one evening a week from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Full participation is mandatory.

The Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, taught by Bethany Rooney and Mary Lou Belli, co-authors of ‘Directors Tell the Story,’ is an initiative that introduces up-and-coming directors to prime time television. With the backdrop of active Warner Bros. Television sets as the learning environment, and top television directors, cinematographers and showrunners as the instructors, those selected to the program will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that is unparalleled in the industry. Directors will be taken through the full process of episodic directing, from what is expected during prep, to working collaboratively with actors and key crew during production, through post-production. The Warner Bros. Television Directors Workshop features multiple components, all geared towards preparing the director for a successful career in television. Applications for the 2021 Directors’ Workshop will be accepted from January 4th until February 4th.

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