Warner Bros. TV Currently Accepting Applications for 2017 Directors' Workshop
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Warner Bros. TV Currently Accepting Applications for 2017 Directors' Workshop


Warner Bros. Television studio has opened the application period for the 2017 Directors’ Workshop, which is designed to provide up-and-coming directors with the opportunity to break into primetime television.

Further, the program aims to prepare elite helming talent for the transition to episodic TV.

The directors’ workshop features multiple components, all geared towards preparing directors for a successful career in television, with the backdrop of active television series sets as the learning environment, and top TV helmers, cinematographers and showrunners as instructors.

It will also include opportunities to participate in optional components like cinematography workshops, acting classes and shadowing current directors on episodes of Warner Bros. shows.

The 8-week master class will be taught by veteran director and author Bethany Rooney, who directed almost 200 episodes of prime-time network shows, including episodes of “Arrow,” “Criminal Minds,” “Nashville,” and more.

The program has been especially important in furthering the TV careers of talent of color and women since it launched in 2014, with 100% of the Class of 2016 landing directing jobs on Warner Bros.–produced television series. Last year, the program partnered with Warner Horizon Television, Ava DuVernay and the OWN Network to support the 6 first-time episodic directors who helmed “Queen Sugar.”

Applicants must submit their resume, a short composition and letters of recommendation for consideration. Applications and eligibility info can be found on its Directors’ Workshop website.

Submission period ends February 16, so you don’t have that much time!

Click here for more information and how to apply.

Good luck!

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