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.
The Showrunner Society
The Circle - A personalized, peer-to-peer mentorship experience, for the best up and coming talent to take their careers to the next level. The online and in person program brings top showrunners together with experienced writers, producers and executives from around the world to learn the complex skill set required to be a successful showrunner.A unique four-day, in-person event, bringing a select group of writers, directors, producers, and industry executives together with top international showrunners. Hear from, speak to, and be mentored by the world’s best in their field.
No Circle is the same. Each participant is a valued member, both sharing knowledge and learning from the others.
The Society - An exclusive place for our members to meet peers and build real connections, while fostering an international community of talent and opportunity. A place for network executives and commissioners to meet talent.
The Circle Showrunning Mentoring Program
The Circle, our 6-month Showrunning Mentorship Program, is a personalized, peer-to-peer mentorship experience, for the best up and coming talent to take their careers to the next level. The online and in person program brings top showrunners together with experienced writers, producers and executives from around the world to learn the complex skill set required to be a successful showrunner.
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.
A think tank for decision makers.
A writers’ room for creators.
A future lab for entertainment entrepreneurs.
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.”
“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.”