How to Break Into TV Writing: Get Repped, Get Staffed, Get Sold

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Manager at Art/Work Entertainment

Spencer Robinson is a literary and talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment who's been in the industry for over twenty years. His clients have been in films with directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski and more. In the TV world, his clients have been regular cast members on shows for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, TBS and more. Spencer’s clients have also recurred on series for Freeform, TNT, AMC, Showtime and many more. He currently has a client writing on 2 Netflix series, and another client who just sold a show to Amazon. He also reps a writer who currently has a project at Aggregate Films, which has a deal at Netflix. One of Spencer’s clients had her first film shot for Netflix last year. Art/Work's writing clients work in both features and television on broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. Full Bio »

Summary

Are you looking to be staffed on your favorite show? Are you looking to sell your TV project?

Now is the time.

But first, it's important that you understand the overall TV landscape, how you fit in, and where to begin. With so many fresh shows emerging on television and various streaming networks, more and more writers' rooms are looking to be staffed and original ideas are getting bought. The opportunity to start a career in TV writing is more attainable than ever.

Literary manager Spencer Robinson can help you get there.

Spencer is literary manager at one of the top management companies Art/Work Entertainment who has been selling and staffing his clients on the industry's leading series for years, including shows on Amazon, HBO Max and Jason Bateman's production company Aggregate just this year. He's also had clients work for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, and TBS, to name a few. Spencer is one of the most sought-after literary managers in the business for nearly two decades and is one of Stage 32's most popular and in-demand educators.

In this 3-session on-demand class, Spencer will go in-depth on the steps you should be taking to find work as a writer in TV. Whether you're interested in selling your own TV show or film, or if you want to join a writers' room, there are specific steps you need to be taking aside from simply writing well, and Spencer will break it all down for you. Spencer will provide you with the proper approach when it comes to talking with reps, managers, agents, attorneys, showrunners and execs. What’s more, he’ll share his powerful pitching knowledge for writers looking to sell their show idea or screenplay. You’ll leave this four week class understanding what it takes to write on assignment, what kinds of written tools you should have prepared prior to meetings, and the general etiquette you should come to the table with so you can land a job as a writer in the industry.

Plus! Spencer will provide exclusive and helpful downloads and resources you can take back to your own projects including:

  • The real STRANGER THINGS pitch deck
  • The real ADVENTURE TIME pitch deck
  • Story Structure Diagrams
  • Sitcom Chart

 

"I had a great time learning and progressing my knowledge of the craft of writing and working directly with a mentor who is a professional in the industry. Spencer was fantastic to be taught by! Thank you!"

- Natalie A.

 

What You'll Learn

Session 1 - Finding Representation and Building Your Team

  • Setting Your Goals
  • Different Types of Representation and How They Can Help You
    • Agents
    • Managers
    • Attorneys
    • Publicists
  • Which Reps Do You Need For Your Team?
  • How to Find the Right Fit For You in a Representative
  • How Best to Approach Reps and Get Them Interested in You
  • Preparing for Your Initial Meetings with Reps
    • What are reps looking for from you?
    • What to prepare
    • Using writing samples strategically
    • General etiquette
    • Following up afterwards
  • Q&A with Spencer

Session 2 - Getting Staffed on a TV Show

  • How TV Shows are Structured and Staffed – A Rundown
  • What Do Reps Need from You to Help You Get Staffed
  • Navigating Different Types of Meetings That Are Part of the Staffing Process
    • Meetings with your reps
    • Generals
    • Showrunner meetings
  • What to Do In Your First Writers Room
    • A guide to a room’s hierarchy and expectations
    • Getting along and working efficiently with other writers
    • How to stand out in a good way
    • Common mistakes you should avoid
  • Q&A with Spencer

Session 3 – Selling Your Own TV Show

  • The Different Ways You Can Sell Your TV Show
  • Writing Spec Pilots
  • The Art of Pitching Your TV Show
    • What does an effective pitch look like?
    • What pitch documents do you need and how should they look?
    • Leave-behinds
    • Tips to pitching remotely
  • How Your Reps Will Take Your Show Out
    • And how to support them in the process
  • Navigating Meetings with Execs, Studios and More
  • Open Writing Assignments (OWAs)
    • What are OWAs?
    • How can you be considered for OWAs?
    • Standing out from the pack and getting the job
  • What Does It Look Like Once You Sell Your Show?
    • And in what ways can you expect to be involved with the show once it’s sold?
  • Q&A with Spencer

About Your Instructor

Spencer Robinson is a literary and talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment who's been in the industry for over twenty years.

His clients have been in films with directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski and more. In the TV world, his clients have been regular cast members on shows for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, TBS and more. Spencer’s clients have also recurred on series for Freeform, TNT, AMC, Showtime and many more. He currently has a client writing on 2 Netflix series, and another client who just sold a show to Amazon. He also reps a writer who currently has a project at Aggregate Films, which has a deal at Netflix. One of Spencer’s clients had her first film shot for Netflix last year.

Art/Work's writing clients work in both features and television on broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.

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Testimonials

Praise for Spencer's Previous Stage 32 Classes

 

"Spencer was amazing!"

- Summer K.

 

"I had a great time learning and progressing my knowledge of the craft of writing and working directly with a mentor who is a professional in the industry. Spencer was fantastic to be taught by! Thank you!"

- Natalie A.

 

"Spencer's teaching style is the best! His patience and easygoing approach is ideal and unique to him. Kudos to Stage 32 and to Spencer!"

- Armando O.

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