Filmmaker Focus - How It Works: An Inside Look at TV’s One-Hour Drama
Saturday, August 22, 10 AM -3 PM
Writer Sibyl Gardner in person
(panel includes a boxed lunch)
Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer.
From her first day as a college intern on “Good Morning, America,” Sibyl was hooked on television. After several years working in production (at fledgling MTV and the New York cable TV scene), she moved to Los Angeles to write. Comedy, drama, episodic, movies… she’s made a living at it for more than twenty years now. Her produced TV credits include: Law & Order, Diagnosis Murder, Judging Amy, Profiler, Any Day Now, Joan of Arcadia, Saving Grace, Hawthorne and Nashville. She’s also got a shelf full of (as yet) unproduced screenplays and television pilots. Concerned about the welfare of Hollywood writers, she volunteered as a strike captain for the Writers Guild of America during the strike of 2007, has served as a diversity script judge, a script arbitrator and worked on the WGA Foreign Employers Task Force, in addition to teaching screen and TV writing whenever possible.