Just for the emerging TV writers ... a panel peeling back the curtain of a writer's room. What you should expect, how to prepare, and tips on breaking in and staying in. Part Q&A, and, of course, part therapy session.
What exactly is branding? Leah Lewis streamlines this topic so you can get a jump on branding strategies that fit your own creative trajectory. She is an independent content creator, documentary filmmaker, tech startup founder, and non-profit executive, and has a lot to say about developing a brand that can elevate your artistic career.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman speaks with NY Times best-selling author L. M. Elliott to unpack the layered process involved in creating accurate and riveting historical fiction. This candid discussion dives into the challenges of forging back into history, sometimes where no original documents exist, including how to handle both the accuracy of little period details as well as larger historical facts, and where the appropriate line between fact and fiction lies.
Beth Szymkowski, Executive Producer of Hulu's teen-horror drama, Freakish, will give practical tips and examples from her own life on how to meet people who can help you break in. Knowing what it’s like to go from zero contacts in the writing world to a full-blown career, she understands the agony of an introverted writer being told networking is the key to success.
Award-winning author and filmmaker Bryan Young will teach a number of techniques on how to quickly generate ideas for stories and put them through a litmus test until you find one concept (or a few) worth your blood, sweat, and tears. We'll cover how to come up with ideas to pitch or write on spec, and how to decide what type of media an idea should be written for.
Maya Zivkovich will walk you through the importance of this document and break down the different components needed for your deck to truly stand out from the rest. No design experience necessary—you’ll get plenty of her best tips and tricks from her many years and expertise as a graphic artist.
How do you hook the reader? Our Pipeline staff dig into the significance of those often-troubling first 5 pages—really the first impression of a script as a whole—and how to stand out to industry reviewing your material.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dives into a candid discussion with multi-award-winning producer/director Lane Shefter Bishop, who CNN dubbed "The Book Whisperer." Lane wrote Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence: Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood and is also the CEO of Vast Entertainment—the go-to book-to-screen company, with numerous projects, both completed and in active development.
Our opening topic will focus on one of the oldest debates still hotly discussed in screenwriting - is it all about Structure or the Voice of the writer?