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The Writers Room 5050 mentors storytellers, writers, directors and producers for next-level success in television, streaming and film.

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The Writers Room 5050 mentors storytellers, writers, directors and producers for next-level success in television, streaming and film. We aim to level the playing field in entertainment for underrepresented groups, including women, black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, disability, veterans, age, and woke men. Develop your pilots, pitch your TV series, run the writers room and direct episodes. Our alumni are in demand and getting hired.

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There’s a new organization in Hollywood providing mentorship, workshops, and incubator labs for storytellers with diverse backgrounds ready to break through to the next level in the television industry. The Writers Room 5050 was created by award-winning writer-director-producer Evette Vargas, in order to provide a clearer path for minority and female storytellers in the industry.

 

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upcoming labs
  • Pitch Deck Fundamentals: No Design Skills Required
    Dec 07, 4:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    Learn the fundamental skills of designing a compelling pitch deck, receive expert advice on layout, space, typography, color, using images and showcasing the story, with no design skills required.
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  • Directing an Episode of a Horror Anthology Series
    Dec 10, 10:00 PM
    Zoom
    In a production room setting, pitch and write your short film episode story which is part of a horror anthology series, learn how to finance your production, prep your production, finance and direct your episode, and end the lab prepared to submit your short film episode to festivals...
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  • You're Ready to Sell Your Show, Now What?
    Jan 05, 2023, 4:00 PM – Jan 06, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    Whether you’re ready to pitch your show or get your pilot script to the marketplace, you need a strategy for success. In this lab, develop a winning strategy by identifying the right buyers, partners, and steps to sell your show.
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  • Directing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Jan 07, 2023, 9:00 AM PST
    Zoom
    In a production room setting, pitch and write your short/POC story, learn how to finance your production, prep your production, finance and direct your short/POC, and end the lab prepared to submit your film to festivals.
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  • Directing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Jan 08, 2023, 10:00 AM PST
    Zoom
    In a production room setting, pitch and write your short/POC story, learn how to finance your production, prep your production, finance and direct your short/POC, and end the lab prepared to submit your film to festivals.
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  • Directing Prep Intensive
    Jan 08, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    In a production room setting, prep your production, including script breakdown, shot list, floor plans, storyboards and blocking.
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  • Running the Room
    Tue, Jan 10
    Zoom
    Jan 10, 2023, 4:00 PM EST
    Zoom
    In a writers room setting, learn how to run the room like a showrunner as well as be a staff writer, break a season arc of an original series, break the arc of an episode, write an episode, and end the lab with a table read of your work.
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  • The Final Draft
    Tue, Jan 10
    Zoom
    Jan 10, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    In a writers room setting; workshop, rewrite and polish your script to a final draft; run the writers room, and end the lab with a table read of the script.
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  • 2nd Draft and a Polish
    Tue, Jan 10
    Zoom
    Jan 10, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    In a writers room setting, rewrite and polish your script, run the writers room, and end the lab with a table read of the script.
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  • Writing the TV Pilot
    Tue, Jan 10
    Zoom
    Jan 10, 2023, 4:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    In a writers room setting, run the room, break your pilot story, write your pilot and end the lab with a table read of your work.
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