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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
  • BOOK: The Badass Television Series Pitch Structure by Evette Vargas
    Sep 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – Sep 16, 2022, 5:00 PM
    Digital Purchase
    Hurry! Be among the first to buy this informative Guidebook about the Structure of a TV Series Pitch.
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  • Writing the TV Show Bible
    Jul 06, 5:00 PM PDT
    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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  • Directing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Jul 10, 10:00 AM PDT
    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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  • You're Ready to Sell Your Show, Now What?
    Jul 11, 5:00 PM – Jul 12, 5:00 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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  • 2nd Draft and a Polish
    Tue, Jul 12
    Zoom
    Jul 12, 5:00 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, Jul 12
    Zoom
    Jul 12, 5:00 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, Jul 12
    Zoom
    Jul 12, 5:00 PM EDT
    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, Jul 12
    Zoom
    Jul 12, 5:00 PM PDT
    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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  • Pitch Deck Fundamentals: No Design Skills Required
    Aug 01, 5:00 PM PDT
    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 Prep Intensive
    Aug 03, 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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  • Pitching the TV Series
    Thu, Aug 04
    Zoom
    Aug 04, 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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  • Writing the Short Film or Proof-of-Concept (POC)
    Aug 09, 5:00 PM PDT – Aug 10, 5:00 PM PDT
    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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  • COLOR OF CHANGE
    Mon, Sep 05
    Zoom
    Sep 05, 12:00 PM – Nov 07, 11:00 AM
    Zoom
    The Color Of Change Hollywood team is looking for active writers of color to help give feedback and ideas on a new set of resources.
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  • Directing an Episode of a Horror Anthology Series
    Sep 11, 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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