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Writing Pad TV Conference

Online Jan 8, Jan 9 (2 Saturday Mornings)10:00am - 6:00pm PacificThis conference takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Jan 8 - Jan 9. Guests may also attend a networking event on Thursday, Jan 6 at 5pm PST, as well as a special TV Panel on Friday, Jan 7 at 5pm PST.$325

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Becoming a TV writer on a top show isn’t just about creating samples, it’s about laying the groundwork for a stellar career. Over a two-day TV Conference, showrunners and senior-level writers from The Morning Show, Maid, Dexter: New Blood, The Flight Attendant, 9-1-1, American Horror Story, You, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black-ish, Superstore, Made for Love, The Sinner, Homecoming, etc. share essential craft techniques as well as strategies for breaking into the business, staffing and selling projects.

Attend 10 live online seminars3 panels and networking sessions w/ showrunners, development executives and writers from the hottest TV shows. Build a roadmap for success that starts with pilot development and writing craft, clarifying your brand, selling in the room & understanding ultimately what it takes to create your own shows and run them. Writers of all levels are welcome. The conference runs from January 6-9, 2022 and is fully accessible over Zoom.

Ticket holders have full access to all events and recordings of sessions for a limited period of time.

Thurs, Jan 6, 5-6 PM (PST)

Writers With Drinks Networking w/ Professional TV Writers

Fri, Jan 7, 5-6 PM (PST)

How To Break In As A TV Writer Panel w/ Sarah McCarron (Made For Love, Station 11, 1 pilot), Vicky Castro (The Goldbergs, Disney General Entertainment Fellow), Shawn Willis (The Game)

Sat, Jan. 8, 10 AM – 6 PM (PST)

Showrunner Panel w/ Clyde Phillips (EP, Dexter: New Blood, Dexter, Nurse Jackie), Tim Minear (EP, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, American Horror Story)
Pilot Musts & Sellable Premises w/ Mike Ellis (15 scripts, Netflix’s Insatiable)
Character Essentials w/ Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Community)
Writers’ Room Survival Kit w/ Stacy Traub (Showrunner, Black-ish)
TV Fellowship Applications 101 w/ Evelyn Yves (WB Fellow, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Katy Keene)
Branding & Prepping To Go Professional w/ Chad Snopek (Manager)

Sun, Jan 9, 10 AM – 6 PM (PST)

Openings w/ Cami Delavigne (Homecoming, 8 scripts)
Playwright’s Scene Toolkit w/ Steven Peros (22 scripts)
Character Driven Stories w/ Brett Paesel (Transparent, 7 Pilots)
Punch Up & Pillars of Revision w/ Todd Waldman (Showrunner, 6 pilots)
Pitching For Impact w/ Nina Fiore and John Herrera (The Handmaid’s Tale, 4 Pilots)
Premium Drama Panel w/ Kara Lee Corthron (The Flight Attendant, You),  Michelle Denise Jackson (MAID, Queen Sugar, Generation), Tom Pabst (The Sinner, Titans), Torrey Speer (The Morning Show)