Budding television directors, here’s your chance to break into the field. Warner Bros. Television Group is now accepting applications for its 2017 Television Directors’ Workshop. Now in its third year, the WBTVG Directors’ Workshop prepares directors from other fields (e.g. motion pictures and commercials) to transition to television and gives increased opportunities to female directors and helmers from ethnic minority groups.
Check out the full eligibility requirements and submission instructions here. But don’t wait, applications are due February 16.
Successful applicants will spend eight weeks under the tutelage of esteemed director Bethany Rooney, who has directed more than 300 episodes of network television. The Master Class features guest speakers currently working in television, including an eclectic mix of showrunners, directors, cinematographers and editors. Each session will teach a new skill essential for excelling in pre-production, shooting and post-production. The workshop will also have optional components, with participation determined by each director’s skill set, including cinematography, acting and shadowing.
Since 2014, nearly 30 women and people of color have launched or furthered their TV careers via the Directors’ Workshop, with 100% of the Class of 2016 landing directing jobs on Warner Bros.–produced television series such as Arrow and Major Crimes. Learn more about past participants here.
We hope to see you on the set.