TV Series Writing: What You Need To Break In
Podcast with Jacob Krueger, Jerome Perzigian, and George Strayton
Everyone agrees that some of the best writing in Hollywood right now is happening in television. And with brand new web networks like Netflix and Amazon hungry for quality new series, now is one of the most exciting times to be a TV Writer. So what do you need to break into this exciting industry?
In this free 2 hour podcast, three experts in the industry come together to teach you exactly what you need to succeed in the world of series. Whether you’re writing a half hour comedy, an hour-long drama, or an episode for your own web series, you’ll learn what you need not only to break in, but also to build a career as a series writer.
Learn the elements of a successful series, and what every network, studio and series producer is looking for when they read a series spec script or an original pilot. Understand how a TV Writers Room work, and what your role will be within a team of writers.
And most importantly, learn what it takes to write a grade script that works within a series structure, without sacrificing your unique talent as a writer.
The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers to bring their screenplay and television projects to the screen: from Academy and Tony Award winners like Alain Boublil & Claude Michel Schonberg (Broadway’s Les Miserables & Miss Saigon) to young writers picking up the pen for the first time. His writing includes The Matthew Shepard Story, which won the WGA Paul Selvin Award and was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Screenplay.
With more than 25 years of Hollywood experience, Jerry has been a showrunner, writer, and producer on some of the most successful half-hour series in history, including “The Jeffersons,” “The Golden Girls,” “Frasier,” “The Nanny,” and “Married…with Children.” He has worked with, for, and alongside some of the biggest, most successful names in the the medium, in virtually every half-hour genre: smart shows, silly shows, black shows, white shows, kid shows, sports shows, sketch shows, and a couple that defy rational explication. He won an Emmy in ’04 and has been nominated for three others. Jerry runs the half hour TV Comedy Writing Program at Jacob Krueger Studio.
Most recently the recipient of the 2014 Sundance US Audience Award (Co-Writer; Alive Inside), over the past fifteen years, George has worked extensively on both hour-long television and feature films including Transformers 1 & 2, Star Trek (2009), Sam Raimi’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Stardust andDragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. In that time, he’s collaborated with many genre showrunners and filmmakers: Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek Into Darkness), Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-0, Amazing Spider-Man 2), Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness), Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, G.I. Joe), and J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Wars Episode VII). George has also worked inside the studio system as Director of Marketing at Universal Studios for three years and has since become an independent creative consultant, developing various transmedia projects for DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Universal Studios.