What will you learn?
Week 1: The Idea
Week 2: The Story
Week 3: The Beats
Week 4: The Outline
Week 5: Your Script
Who Should Attend?
Screenwriters, writers or anybody inside or outside of the industry who ever had the dream of wanting to write a TV series to be picked up or to be hired as a TV writer.
David A. Weinstein
David Weinstein is a true journeyman TV writer. Born in Brooklyn, NY – David came out to write for film and ended up in television based on advice from an agent who read his work and thought his sensibilities lent themselves more to continuing drama than to screenplays at the time. Starting with an episode of SILK STALKINGS, David has written for almost every TV genre there is. His first staff-writing gig was on a show called SLEEPWALKERS for NBC, and then he stayed in drama writing for such shows as SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, KYLE XY and THE CLOSER. After deciding that he wanted to try other avenues in the business, he took a job writing for JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE that lead to gigs on Chelsea Handler, The Stevie Ryan show and Death Valley for MTV. At that point, David headed east and took the WWE up on an offer to write wrestling in CT. for a year, until realizing that drama was his true love and returning to LA for runs on LUCKY 7, UNREAL and CHICAGO MED. David lives in North Hollywood with his two cats, Misty and Munchie. He’s currently working on a one hour pilot as well as teaming up with a well-known animated comedy writer for a half-hour pilot – meaning that David is still straddling the fence on genres. He’s also managed to sell six different pilots in the last few years and is ready to share some of his know-how.
Craig Gore came out of North Carolina with dreams of writing one hour drama. He teamed up with a partner, Tim Walsh and together they got jobs on Scy-Fy’s DEFIANCE and CULT. Soon Walsh and Gore caught the eye of super-producer Dick Wolf who put the team on CHICAGO, PD. Starting out as Story Editors, Gore/Walsh quickly rose through the ranks to become the fastest Co-Executive Producers in recent memory as just three seasons and over 20 episodes written, they worked together as a team for the show’s fourth season, then split up. Craig moved on to the CBS show SWAT, where he serves as Executive Producer under showrunner Shawn Ryan. It’s been a steady ascent for Craig who has also sold pilots to many networks and is always cooking up new interest in his original pilots.
Mike Barker is a writer and producer who co-created the animated series, AMERICAN DAD and served as showrunner for nine seasons. The show, which debuted on Fox in 2004, is currently in its 14th season on TBS. Before creating AMERICAN DAD, Barker wrote on the first three seasons of FAMILY GUY, where he created such iconic characters such as Joe Swanson and the Evil Monkey. Barker got his start by writing for Don Rickles on the 1993 Fox sitcom, DADDY DEAREST. After that, Barker wrote on a string of short-lived series, including HARDBALL, THE LAST FRONTIER, HOMEBOYS IN OUTERSPACE, and OFF CENTRE. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Barker eventually escaped studying philosophy at theUniversity of Arizona. He scrapped plans for law school his senior year and instead moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand up comedy before discovering his true love for writing.
Joshua Hale Fialkov
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