Glen Mazzara, Showrunner on The Walking Dead, is one of several writers who will appear at a 3 day seminar on Showrunners in Sydney and Melbourne in February.
At the recent SPAA Conference, “Showrunners” was the buzz word of the week.
Now Epiphany International Artists will present the 2013 Television Writers Studio, offering insider knowledge on the methodology that puts the writer at the helm of production.
Across three days of lectures, simulated writers rooms, panel discussions and a pitching competition, this event will also be attended by producers, network executives and writing coaches including Heads of Development at Screen Australia, Film Victoria and the ABC.
International speakers include Jen Grisanti, former VP of Current Programming at NBC, Ellen Sandler, EP of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, Carole Kirschner, Director of WGA Showrunner Training Program and former VP of Television at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Steve Kaplan, comedy consultant for writers at HBO, Disney, Screen Australia, NBC, Paramount and Dreamworks.
Australian guest speakers and judges are Tony Ayres (ABC “The Slap’), Adam Zwar (ABC Lowdown/Wilfred) and Claudia Karvan (writer/producer of Love My Way and Spirited).
When: February 23 – 25, 9am – 6.15pm
RMIT Storey Hall and The Wheeler Centre
When: February 28 – March 2, 9am – 6.15pm
Hoyts @ Fox and AFTRS Studios