Staffed: A Fellowship Panel
WeWork Vine Monday May 68:00pm - 9:30pm$15
81 Spots Left
Breaking in as a TV Writer is hard. Fortunately, a record number of writing fellowships/writing programs in LA offer newby scribes access to the big leagues! ABC, NBC, Fox, Nickelodeon, CBS, offer writing programs that serve as a junior writing staffing pool for their studio’s TV Shows and films. We’ve brought in the gatekeepers of these prestigious programs to give you the skinny.
Panelists: Kristi Shuton (Disney ABC Writing Program), Grace Moss (NBC Entertainment Diversity Initiatives), Rebecca Windsor (Warner Bros. Television Workshop)
Where: WeWork Vine, 1601 Vine St. Los Angeles, California 90028
Entertainment Diversity Initiatives, NBC
Grace Borrero Moss currently serves as the Manager of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives for NBC Entertainment. She helps oversee multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers, directors and actors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBCUniversal’s scripted programs.
Creative Talent Development Walt Disney Television (ABC)
Kristi Shuton oversees the coveted Disney ABC Writing and Directing Programs developing talent and content. In her role, she is integral to the strategic process of managing, branding and staffing creative talent across the TV and Film industry. She works across the Network including ABC Network, ABC Studios, Disney Channel, Freeform, Marvel, Lucas Film and TV and Feature Animation priming talent for developing content and fulfilling staffing needs from Staff Writers to Directors to Showrunners across the industry. Frequently, you can catch her at speaking engagements and panels at international and local conferences and film festivals. Additionally, she is very engaged with the creative community, diverse national partners and advocacy groups, as well as entertainment industry guilds. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Cal State Northridge.
Warner Bros. Television Workshop
Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television. As an extension of her role developing new talent, Rebecca was recruited to help launch Warner Bros. new digital content brand Stage13, overseeing the critically acclaimed short-form digital series Snatchers, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is available on Verizon’s go90 platform. Previously, she was the Creative Producing Initiative Manager of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, playing a key role in coordinating the Creative Producing Lab and Summit, Screenwriters and Directors Labs, and Episodic Story Lab. Prior to Sundance, Windsor was Manager of Development at Samuel L. Jackson’s television company, UppiTV, and at Mandeville Films. She started her career as an assistant at the Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency and ICM. A San Diego native, she attended Northwestern University, where she received a BS in Theatre.