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Those of you that are interested in TV writing may want to attend this seminar. Here are the details from Infolist:
ANATOMY OF A TELEVISION SHOW
Learn the inner workings of writing, directing and creating a one-hour drama …and how to get the job! with PRODUCER/WRITER/DIRECTOR JAN ELIASBERG (Ghost Whisperer, L.A. Law, Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five, Sisters, Miami Vice, etc.) and SHAWN TOLLESON (Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Dean Devlin’s TheVisitor.com) Learn how you… Land a staff-writing job
Get that coveted episode to direct Create and sell your own show Saturday, March 27th, 2010, 9am – 6pm at The Showbiz Software Store 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 WITH A SPECIAL FREE INTRO NIGHT! Monday, March 22nd, 2010 7pm – 9pm in West Los Angeles (see below for details!)
From Mad Men to The Good Wife, from Glee to Dexter, the small screen is filled with character-rich stories, as brilliantly plotted as novels, with more power and impact than most features. With hundreds of hours of scripted drama on networks and cable outlets, the opportunities are unparalleled. But the competition is equally stiff as thousands of writers, directors and producers vie for entry into the prestigious and lucrative episodic club. And, when you get the job, what is expected of you? How do you negotiate the politics of a multi-million dollar, twenty-two episode series shot on punishing eight-day schedules? With countless executives from the network, studio, and production company looking over your shoulder and watching the clock? If you want to get your shot in the episodic business—and succeed when you get that shot– you need to know what the experts know. Anatomy of a Television Show™ is created and taught by experts; highly-regarded, working professionals who can give you the tools you need to both get the job and succeed at it.
In Anatomy of a Television Show™ you will learn:
* A breakdown of every network and cable outlet — their personalities, profiles and mandates –invaluable for positioning yourself to land a job as a WRITER, DIRECTOR and/or CREATOR.
* How to assess the ideal writing samples to land a staff-writing job.
* How the writer’s room works, with a day-by-day breakdown of schedule and responsibilities.
* Who needs to know you, approve you, and how to prepare for the myriad of meetings you need to ace to land a directing job.
* What exactly is required of an episodic director, from prep, through production and post
* Insights and tips to identify and avoid common and not-so-common directorial mistakes
* The different avenues you can take to sell your own show, and strategies for each approach.
* What’s expected of you when you do sell your show.
* In addition, each participant will receive personal coaching and hands-on exercises to apply the knowledge gained in this class to your own unique situation.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!! Use your special discount code DISC250 when you register, and get $45 OFF!! That’s just $250 (normally $295) for a full day of learning with a top network producer/writer/director! TO REGISTER: Be sure to use your special discount code DISC250 when you register at: www.strategycoaching.info/anatomy.html
For questions or more info: Please call (310) 880-0144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join us at our FREE Intro Night Monday, March 22nd!
To attend, you MUST RSVP with your NAME (first and last) to: email@example.com Address and directions to the westside location will be emailed to you. “Anatomy of a Television Show™ provided me with a wealth of information about every aspect of the business — the creative, the research, the strategizing, the politics — that I have never heard anywhere, from anyone. It was invaluable for anyone who wants not to just get one shot, but to have an on-going, successful career in the business.” –Mary Wick, director/creator, workshop participant
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Jan Eliasberg is a ground-breaking writer/director and producer. She was hand-picked by Michael Mann to be the first female director on Miami Vice, and was also the first woman to direct Crime Story, Wiseguy and 21 Jump Street. Michael Mann continues to mentor Jan to this day, godfathering her film Heart of the Atom. She was a writer/producer/director on NBC/WB’s acclaimed family drama, Sisters. As executive producer, she sold the pilot Spirit of Saint Louis to Nina Tassler at CBS and The Blue Wall, with Angela Bassett attached to star, to Fox. She has directed hundreds of hours of award-winning television including L.A. Law, Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek, and The Ghost Whisperer, and pilots for CBS, ABC and NBC. She has written features for Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz.
Shawn Tolleson is a filmmaker and career coach. With her company Strategy Coaching™, Shawn has worked with thousands of entertainment industry professionals to create career breakthroughs. She has coached writers to landing TV staff writing positions, directors to securing financing for their projects, and actors, writers and directors to signing with representation that is passionate about them. She has coached composers and DPs to securing jobs on feature films and television shows, actors to securing high profile auditions, and worked with all types of industry professionals in transforming their supporters into true believers who have gotten them work! She recently directed in a proof-of-concept short for her feature Shakespeare’s Henry IV, which is being financed to shoot later this year with Martin Sheen and Angela Bassett. She’s sold a pitch to Warner Bros. and was a writer/director for the first webshow created parallel to a network television show, Dean Devlin’s TheVisitor.com.