Collaborative Working Environment
Since television production demands that writers function as a unit, the TV Writers StudioSM will initially concentrate on developing the skills of working collaboratively in creating a one-hour pilot script for a TV series. Further enhancing the experience, classes are held at Steiner Studios, a 305,000-square-foot, Hollywood-style production and support facility. Where 6 cable and/or broadcast TV series and various feature films are being produced during the 2013-14 season.
Students learn to work in an environment that requires them to share and to support their ideas. They quickly come to see the benefits of the natural give-and-take that occurs as they create. The collaborative experience will be balanced with the development of the student’s individual writing skills in the conceptualization and writing of his/her individual TV pilot script as well as episodes for the jointly written, one-hour pilot, and the creation of their own on-line web series.