“Inside the Writers Room with OUTLANDER”

“Inside the Writers Room with OUTLANDER”

This week we attended the “Inside the Writers Room with OUTLANDER” event at the Writers Guild Foundation.  The hit STARZ series was adapted from the novels by Diana Gabaldon by Ronald D. Moore, who was joined by the show’s writer-producers Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, and Matthew B. Roberts.  They chatted with moderator Kate Hahn about the benefits and challenges of adapting from existing material, the processes of their writers’ room and much more. On adapting from existing material: To balance the…

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Apply to Become a Member of Our Board of Directors

Apply to Become a Member of Our Board of Directors

TV Writers settlement class members may only nominate a class member (including oneself) to the Board of Directors of The TV Writers Fund for the Future Inc. (“FFF”). Members of the Board, all of whom are unpaid, are responsible for developing the rules that govern the Fund’s activities and to carry out the Fund’s mission in accordance with the TV Writers’ Settlement Agreement. A description of the Board, its activities and programs, as empowered and limited by the Settlement Agreement, can…

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A Great Place for Screenwriters to Write

A Great Place for Screenwriters to Write

As the only library on the planet focused entirely on writing for the screen, it’s easy to see why The Writers Guild Foundation Library is among the best places for screenwriters to hone their craft. Their mission is to preserve and promote the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling. They collect scripts and related materials, and make them available to everyone who comes to visit,  providing wireless internet and a quiet place for writers to work.  They have everything from produced film scripts…

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Events at The Writers Guild Foundation

Events at The Writers Guild Foundation

It’s easy to forget how valuable of a resource The Writers Guild Foundation really is, so we are here to remind you.  Last month, we attended a handful of events put on by the WGF that gave us unparalleled access to a number of impressive shows, writers, and showrunners.  The WGF brings in guests who speak candidly about their work, careers, processes, successes and failures and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Don’t miss out! Click here to check out their upcoming events….

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Are you listening to The Nerdist’s Writers Panel podcast?

Are you listening to The Nerdist’s Writers Panel podcast?

The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker with professional writers about the process and business of writing. It covers TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you’d care to hear. Not only is it a wealth of information for any writer trying to engage with the market today, proceeds from live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program. The Writers Panel is available online and on iTunes….

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THR Reports on Pre-Upfronts Wave of Cancellations

THR Reports on Pre-Upfronts Wave of Cancellations

THR reports that the pre-Upfronts wave of cancellations at the broadcast networks went into full swing on Thursday. Here’s how it stands now: ► CBS cancels “CSI: Cyber” after two seasons and gives a series order to Kevin James family comedy “Kevin Can Wait.” Meanwhile, CBS’ streaming service All Access is nearing a deal for a “Good Wife” spinoff series. ► ABC cancels “Castle” after eight seasons, “Nashville” after four seasons, as well as freshman show “The Family” and sophomore…

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NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program – Accepting Applications!

NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program – Accepting Applications!

NBC’s Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. They look for diverse writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. The application window is open through May 31st — don’t miss your chance to submit to this amazing opportunity! Click here for more information on the program.

Digital Hollywood Spring 2016

Digital Hollywood Spring 2016

Day One – The Wild West of Digital Deals  With an explosion of digital platforms and niche markets over the past 10 years, there are more opportunities to engage with the market today than ever before.  However, because of the sheer volume of content flooding the market, the dealmaking process has become increasingly complex and competitive.  Traditional and digital platforms are generally looking to make content at a minimal price and they’re looking for content that checks the necessary boxes —…

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Digital Hollywood Starts Tomorrow

Digital Hollywood Starts Tomorrow

Digital Hollywood starts tomorrow!  Please find a list of panels below that might be of interest to you.  You may also find a complete list of events here. Please follow us on twitter (@tvwriters) for updates and to find out where we will be throughout the festival. We hope to see you there! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 The Dealmaking Process: From Feature Film, Reality TV & Specials to Web Series and Indie Film Making 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Guerin B,…

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