Develop and Pitch TV Shows Panel - 2014 Screenwriters World Conference Session
At a Glance
Creating an episodic TV series is a very different endeavor from writing a story for a movie, play or novel. In writing a pilot, your task is not just to write a great story – tough as that is – it’s to create compelling characters in a dramatic situation that will generate at least 100 more great stories. Find out from seasoned TV writers what’s required to crack this challenging but lucrative market, where the writer is (usually) king.
- Screenwriter Laurie Scheer
- Instructor Andrew Guerdat
- Instructor Danielle Woodrow
- Instructor Lindsay Sloane
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Meet the Author: William Rabkin
Veteran TV writer/showrunner, William Rabkin is the author of the best-selling Writing the Pilot and Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series. He is an associate professor of television writing and producing at Long Island University-Brooklyn’s TV Writers Studio, an assistant professor of screen and television writing at University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts and in Stephens College’s Low Residency MFA in TV and Screenwriting. Twice nominated for the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, he is currently developing and writing a 12-episode thri...
Meet the Instructor: Andrew Guerdat
Andrew Guerdat is a TV writer/producer whose credits include “Head Of The Class,” “9 to 5,” “Sister, Sister,” “Boy Meets World,” “Empty Nest,” and “Herman’s Head,” which he co-created. His films and MOWs include “Fourth Story,” “Dance ‘Til Dawn” and “Ask Max,” and he has sold screenplays to Disney, MGM, Fox, among others.
He has written for many animated series, including the new “George Of The Jungle,” “Higglytown Heroes,” “Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5,” “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West,” “Wild Grinders” and many other -- and way worse -- shows. His play “Red Remembers” re...
Meet the Instructor: Danielle Woodrow
Danielle Woodrow runs the television arm of "Perfect Storm Entertainment" - director Justin Lin's international production company. Their first seriesScorpion will premiere on CBS in September. Woodrow came to Perfect Storm after a year-long travel sabbatical where she lived in remote cabins and jungle huts. Before her walkabout, she served as SVP of Current Series at FX Networks where she oversaw shows including Sons of Anarchy,
Meet the Instructor: Lindsay Sloane
Lindsay Sloane is an SVP at TriStar Productions, where she runs the television department. Previously at Doug Liman and David Bartis’ company, Hypnotic, Sloane developed a number of projects and served as co-executive producer on USA Network’s COVERT AFFAIRS. Before that, Sloane co-ran the drama department at Fox and was a VP at USA Network, where she developed PSYCH. Sloane got her start as an executive working for producer Mark Johnson at Gran Via Productions.