Education created by industry leaders, for industry leaders.

The Entertainment Master Class (EMC) is internationally recognised for its interactive curriculum and peer-to-peer education, created by the industry for the industry, designed for aspiring creators, executives and entrepreneurs who work in the international entertainment business, including more than 250 industry leaders teaching, speaking and mentoring in the program.

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The Showrunner Society

The Circle - A four-day, in-person event, bringing a select group of writers, directors, producers, and industry executives together with top international showrunners. It’s a chance to hear from, speak to and learn from the world’s best in their field. 


Show and Tell - A series of podcasts and video content about the craft of showrunning featuring intimate and entertaining peer-to-peer conversations with top showrunners.

The Society - A place for our members to meet and build real connections while fostering an international community of talent and opportunity.

The Circle

THE CIRCLE is part of the SHOWRUNNER SOCIETY created to address an industry blind spot in the media landscape. Building on the success of the EMC Showrunning Masterclass, the multi-media initiative aims to educate new writers and writing producers to learn the craft of showrunning, experienced writers to up their game and media executives to access a pool of talent capable of making the quality series that they need for their schedules.

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The Format Masterclass

Today’s process of developing formats across different genres, platforms and screens is akin to engineering global entertainment brands and businesses. However, the business of mega format brands is ruled by just a few who are big enough to operate on a global scale. Our FORMAT MASTER CLASS will explore the core skills and business savvy needed to create, develop and package your ideas as they are taken from scratch to screen – from your original thought to a format brand that you can trade around the world.

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A think tank for decision makers.
A writers’ room for creators.
A future lab for entertainment entrepreneurs.

About Us

Founded in 2005, the EMC has pioneered a new style of peer-to-peer education, a Master Class created by the industry for the industry, designed for aspiring creators, executives and entrepreneurs who work in the worldwide business of television entertainment.

More than 250 leading practitioners from within the industry and around the world speak, teach and mentor at the EMC. The focus of its Master Class is always on people – their attitudes, mindsets and skills – and on how they trigger creativity to make television entertainment with intelligence, emotion and empathy. Internationally recognised for its interactive curriculum, collaborative dialogue, and global reach, the EMC has earned a reputation as the television industry’s own school of entertainment.

The school is now in its thirteenth year, and proud of the remarkable successes of more than 1000 Master Class Alumni who moved on to be ahead of the game, making them true masters of entertainment.

Quotes From Our Faculty

“At the EMC, some of the best and brightest from around the world pull back the curtain to reveal what really goes on in television. This Master Class triggers a well-organized explosion of ideas, old and new.”

David Lyle

“I couldn’t think of a more inspirational experience where you are guaranteed to go back home with a bag stuffed with new ideas, fascinating views and surprising facts – learning has never been that much fun.”

Dick de Rijk

“This is the place where the next big hit will be conceived.”

Julie Bristow

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Entertainment Master Class

From curiosity to creativity, from experience to mastery.