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Rich "RB" Botto is a producer, writer, and actor himself, and he and Jason have been on both sides of the table of hundreds of General Meetings. During this webcast, RB and Jason discuss how screenwriters should approach a general meeting, how to prepare for a general meeting, what to expect once you are in the room, and how to follow up so the first meeting turns into another meeting. This is essential information that every writer should be aware of!
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"Awesome session! These sessions keep me going. Thank you for taking the time RB! Was awesome stuff. Thanks Jason for continuing to do this for us man. Everyone here shared great stuff and asked helpful questions." - Imo C.
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During this Breakdown Webcast, Megan will discuss self producing your work and why it’s a good idea! Meghan was a staff writer on HBO’s Emmy-Nominated comedy series, "SILICON VALLEY". Her work has also appeared on Cartoon Network’s "POWER PLAYERS".
We're back in the Writers Room this afternoon for The Breakdown Webcast with Laura Woodworth. With 15+ years of award-winning television and film production experience, Laura Woodworth is the Development Executive at Cooke Media Group, a production company based in Burbank, California which has produced media programming in nearly 60 countries around the world, helping some of the largest nonprofit organizations and leaders in the world use the media to tell their story in a changing and disrupted culture. A writer-producer-director, Laura’s production experience extends to award-winning film and television, radio and new media. Laura was directly involved in a television show which won 3 Regional Emmy Awards and 65 Telly Awards. Her professional strengths include project management, content development, public and media relations and traditional as well as digital marketing. Laura did her postgraduate work in UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing Film and Television. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors in Los Angeles.
We're back in the Writers Room this afternoon for The Breakdown with Michael B. Kaplan. Michael B. Kaplan has worked as a TV writer and producer on a dozen different prime time shows for ABC, NBC, FOX and the CW, including stints on such seminal shows as “Roseanne” and “Frasier.” He created "I'm in the Band" on Disney XD and "Dog with a Blog" on Disney Channel, serving as showrunner for both. He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards, winning one, and received a BET Comedy Award for his work as a writer on “Girlfriends.” He is the author of the “Betty Bunny” series of children’s books. As a playwright, he is a member of EST/LA, Playground-LA, and The Group Rep Theatre.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the The Breakdown Webcast: Breaking Down "The Queen's Gambit" Pilot Script. "The Queen's Gambit" was watched by a staggering 62 million households in the first 28 days of release and won 15 awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series. During the webcast we break down the first episode of the series using excerpts of the book and the teleplay, as well as clips from the episode. Download Episode One of "The Queen's Gambit" by clicking here. During the webcast we discuss: The introduction and setup of the main and secondary characters The structure of Episode 1 and why it works perfectly to establish the foundation for the series How tone and theme are captured in Episode 1 Why THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT may be based on a novel, but the structure can be applied to any fiction pilot How to apply these principles to your own writing
There's a fine line between introducing a writer to a new world or ruleset and spouting exposition. We’ll break down how writers created the fantasy world of “Game of Thrones”, the frigid winter of WIND RIVER, the digital dystopia of THE MATRIX, and the 1919 England of "Peaky Blinders".