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Breaking Into TV Writing (for Women of Color)

by Minoti Vaishnav
Date: Sat, Nov 11, 2023. 10am - 12:30pm
Cost: $50 (discounted inaugural fee)

Minoti Vaishnav is a South Asian television writer who has staffed on shows such as TRUE LIES (CBS) and THE EQUALIZER (CBS). She has also written for the scripted podcast TRUE WAR STORIES: MISSION REPORT, and is a published short fiction author, a former pop star with three albums under her belt, as well as a documentary television producer with development experience on 17 investigative, historical, paranormal, and science fiction shows for Netflix, NatGeo, Travel Channel, and Discovery Channel among other networks. Minoti has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Oxford University and is an alumna of the Paramount Writers Mentoring Program. She has also been a finalist in the WB Writers Workshop, NBC's Writers on the Verge, and CAPE's New Writers Fellowship. She is a member of the WGAW and TV Academy.

In this short inaugural course, you will learn:

  1. The different ways of breaking into the business and which avenues are right for you, including an overview of network fellowships, and resources to find support staff gigs.

  2. How to network... and why networking isn't necessarily the most important thing you can do to make it. 

  3. How to use your life experience and perspective to craft your brand, story, and bio in order to let people know who you are, what you write, and why they should be interested.

  4. An overview of managers and agents, and resources on how to get repped.

    THIS COURSE IS NOW AT CAPACITY. Interested in future seminars and workshops? Sign up below and we'll keep you posted.

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