Masters of Craft: Advanced-Level Television Production

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Courtney Conte

Webinar hosted by: Courtney Conte

Former Head of Production for eOne Studios and Carsey Warner Television

Award-winning television executive, Courtney Conte is one of the industry’s most sought-after executives in both scripted and unscripted programming. He has developed and produced television series for Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, UPN, The WB, BBC, HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon and Lifetime. Conte has been honored for his excellence with a Cable Ace Award, Golden Globe and several Emmy nominations. In Conte’s 40+ year career, he’s produced in every state across the USA and in over 25 countries. Beginning as a page at NBC for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, he then went on to work with legendary producer George Schlatter on the hit NBC series Real People, arguably television’s first reality show. Conte quickly rose through the production ranks under Schlatter, serving as a production manager, producer and segment director on a multitude of specials and with a multitude of entertainment’s most famous – among them, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Robin Williams. Full Bio »

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Learn from a legendary executive producer with over 40 years of experience in major scripted, unscripted and late night television while working with every major network and studio.

When you’re watching television, do you ever say to yourself, this is what I would do if this were my show…?

We all dream of making the next major hit series millions of people around the world tune into. And we might watch every behind-the-scenes video of its creation to get inspired. But the only the people who have made these types of franchise television shows know every step of how its done.

That’s why we’re bringing you one of the industry’s most sought-after television executives, Courtney Conte, to teach you every step of the process to deliver a hit series in this exclusive webinar. 

Courtney is an award-winning television executive with over 40 years of experience working in every state in the U.S. and over 25 countries. Just a few of his credits include DA VINCI’S DEMONS (Starz), THE NIGHT OF (HBO), DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC), TOP GEAR (History), US AND THEM (FOX), THAT 70’S SHOW (Fox) and ROSEANNE (ABC).

He’s developed and produced series for Universal, Disney, Warner Bros, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, BBC, HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, and more.

If you want to learn the process of how shows get made at the highest level, you don’t want to miss a moment of Courtney’s webinar.

You’ll cover the different formats, network expectations, production deals, hiring the right people for your project, managing physical production, paying for your series, and more.

People attending live will also have a chance to ask Courtney about their project, getting input from one of the most prolific executives in the industry. Don’t miss your chance to learn from Courtney and gain his invaluable knowledge today!

What You'll Learn


  • One-Hour Drama
  • Limited Series or Miniseries
  • Half-Hour Single Cam
  • Half Hour Multi-Cam


  • Procedural or serialized
  • Formatting Act Breaks
  • The Page count expectations


  • Starting with the Script
    • Series Bible / Episodic breakdown
    • Creative overview / Tone
  • Assessing the budget
  • The 3 types of production deals


  • The 5 elements that attract a network
  • Location, Stage, or both?
  • Finding a Location within the needs of the script
  • Understanding the timeline of a series
  • Hiring the directors
  • The role of the unions
  • The role of tax incentives


  • A series budget overview
  • How is a series financed?
  • The 2 ways to schedule a series
    • Block shooting vs. Episodic
  • Locking in the key team once a season is ordered
  • Keeping on schedule and budget
  • Working with the “buyers” creative and Production executives


  • Understanding the delivery schedule
  • The Production deliverables
  • The Camera deliverables
  • Network specific deliverables

Q&A with Courtney

About Your Instructor

Award-winning television executive, Courtney Conte is one of the industry’s most sought-after executives in both scripted and unscripted programming. He has developed and produced television series for Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, UPN, The WB, BBC, HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon and Lifetime. Conte has been honored for his excellence with a Cable Ace Award, Golden Globe and several Emmy nominations.

In Conte’s 40+ year career, he’s produced in every state across the USA and in over 25 countries. Beginning as a page at NBC for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, he then went on to work with legendary producer George Schlatter on the hit NBC series Real People, arguably television’s first reality show. Conte quickly rose through the production ranks under Schlatter, serving as a production manager, producer and segment director on a multitude of specials and with a multitude of entertainment’s most famous – among them, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Robin Williams.


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