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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
  • 2nd Draft and a Polish
    Tue, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 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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  • The Final Draft
    Tue, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 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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  • Running the Room
    Tue, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 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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  • Writing the TV Pilot
    Tue, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 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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  • Directing an Episode of a Horror Anthology Series
    Feb 18, 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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  • Pitching the TV Series
    Thu, Feb 23
    Zoom
    Feb 23, 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    Write the pitch, present the pitch every week and receive feedback, design the pitch deck, and pitch your show to a development executive.
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  • Directing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Mar 04, 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)
    Mar 05, 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
    Mar 05, 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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  • Writing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Mar 06, 5:00 PM PST – Mar 07, 5:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    Pitch and break your story, write your short film or POC script, have your script read by professional actors and receive feedback from a director.
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  • Writing the TV Show Bible
    Mar 08, 5:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    In a writers room setting, write the show bible for your TV series, including developing your characters, breaking your season story arcs, writing your episode synopsis and more.
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