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Writing for Television: The Writers Room

Session

1

Discipline

Writing

Guest Artists

Oliver Goldstick, Doug Cooney

Description

Learn the art of writing for television and creating the pilot episode, from half-hour sitcoms to one-hour episodes. You’ll learn how to conceive an original television series, write a beat sheet/outline, and begin writing your first draft of a script. You’ll also develop strategies for breaking into television writing.

Who should take this class

Undergraduate and graduate writers: film, television, and theatre preferred, but poets, fiction writers, journalists, etc. are welcome! It’s not so much the experience you have, but the passion, discipline, and willingness you demonstrate to expand your skills.

Required application materials

  • Short statement about why you want to take this course
  • 3-10 page writing sample, preferably in script form, though other mediums such as fiction, journalism, poetry, etc. are welcome.

Course Coordinator

Bernardo Solano


Guest Artists

Emily Springer

Oliver Goldstick​

​Oliver Goldstick is currently co-executive producer of “Bridgerton” on Netflix. Among his many A-list credits, he was the exec producer/show runner for seven seasons on “Pretty Little Liars.” Goldstick has received a Golden Globe, Writers Guild Award, People’s Choice Award, GLAAD Award, NAACP Image Award, and a Peabody.

Christopher R. Notbusch

Doug Cooney​​​

Doug Cooney received an Emmy nomination for his work on Disney Jr.’s animated series, “Sofia the First” and has written for Nickelodeon Films, Paramount Pictures, SONY Animation, Disney Channel and Fox Television. ​He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild.  ​

Emily Springer

Sarah Streicher

​Sarah Streicher is a film and television writer from Toledo, Ohio. Most recently she created The Wilds, an Amazon/ABC Signature streaming series that will premiere its second season in 2022. In the past she's written for Pixar and Netflix's Daredevil. Sarah has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California and an MA in French Literature from Stanford University.