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Saturdays 4/18 & 5/2 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm PT
We will team 5 writers with 1 exec that are specifically looking for a genre/format that they have at this present moment. We will send those writers' scripts to that exec so they can read the scripts in its entirety. For the first week, you will meet with your exec for 25 minutes each (in a roundtable setting) to get notes, have a Q&A with that exec, give your vision for the story, etc. Then in the second week, you will send your revised pages to that exec and have another 25-minute session with your exec to have another general to talk about the revisions.
This will a) show managers and execs how you take notes (which is a HUGE deal), b) give you more time with execs and c) give those execs an opportunity to keep working with you after the sessions. Of course, there's no guarantee that every writer will be chosen to keep working with each exec, but it definitely will give those writers a really focused goal for that month and help them improve their material and help those writers make stronger executive relationships.
Ana Sessions grew up in Seattle, Washington until moving to Los Angeles to pursue a double degree in Business Administration and Critical Studies of Film from the University of Southern California. Ana then segued into TV when she worked at ICM Partners before coming to Lionsgate 3 years ago in 2017. Ana fully transitioned to the TV Development team in May of last year and has served as the Development Coordinator since. As an independent studio, Lionsgate has projects in active development or production at almost every broadcast, cable, premium, and streaming outlet. Lionsgate's shows past and present (MAD MEN, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, LOVE LIFE, WEEDS, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, NURSE JACKIE) span across all genres and Ana looks forward to working with writers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help them craft their stories.
Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.
Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.
You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.
If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org!