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MASTER CLASS #3 2015 – “RUNNING SHOWS”

Orchestrating your Show From Scratch To Screen.

 

OVERVIEW

“Showrunners are ‘Hyphenates’ – a curious hybrid of starry-eyed artists and tough-as-nails operational managers. It’s one of the most unusual and demanding, right-brain/left-brain job descriptions in the entertainment world.”

This master class explores the showrunner’s essential skills from running productions as a business while balancing the delivery of the creative content to the highest standards; manage creative teams, control budgets, make decisions in split seconds, navigate stakeholder interests and win audiences to secure re-commissions. Learn from those who know & do: HOW TO MAKE THE SHOW & HOW TO MAKE THE MONEY.

Fall is a great time of year for New York and in October there is Television Week to celebrate all forms of televisual content. This module about Showrunning brings together many of the skills of creation and development that have been covered before but adds to them the urgency of management and problem solving in real time. A Showrunner is the the person who makes the final decisions about real problems in the real world  of content far beyond the abstract original creation. In this master class we look at different sub genres of entertainment and explore the differing demands each sub genre places on its Showrunners. At the same time  we will have great examples of the commonality of decision making and leadership in content production. Because we believe in honesty we have examples of  when things go right – and also when they went the other way. From Drama to Reality to Comedy (and what better place to talk comedy but in New York), Showrunners wrestle with budgets and buyers, on air talent, team members and changing production schedules. This is about Content in all its forms and the energetic ways it needs to be handled by its Showrunners. There couldn’t be a better place to dip into the energy of production than New York.

Have a great time. 
David Lyle, EMC Faculty Director

 

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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

DAY 1
@ Made In NY Media Center by IFP
Story-Driven Innovation: Sherlock Holmes & The Internet Of Things – Lance Weiler
The Journey of an Idea: Writing & Showunning Drama Series – James Manos Jr.
The Agent’s Business: Packaging & Pitching Talent - JC Mills, Nancy Glass, Andy Berg
EMC DINNER

DAY 2
@ Made In NY Media Center by IFP
From Scratch To Screen: How To Format Your Show – Matt Gould
Showrunning Teams: Managing Creativity & Creatives - Michael Schmidt, Dave Noll, Lincoln Hiatt
Crowd Power: Funding, Filming and Distributing “Be Here Now” (The Andy Whitfield Story) - Lilibet Foster
CLUB HOUR: The Audio Network Guide To Film Music – Brad Burnside

DAY 3
@ WeWork Dumbo Heights
Casting Comedy: Discovering and Developing Talent – Barbara Barna Abel
Showrunning Comedy: Inside The Writer’s Room - Jim Biederman
Negotiating Showrunner Deals From Script To Screen: Who Has The Power And When Does It Shift? - Christoph Fey

DAY 4
@ WeWork Dumbo Heights
Me & TV: Pitches From The Class – All
Showrunning  Social Media: Managing & Monetizing Your Content Online - Jacob Shwirtz
Showrunning Big Live Sports Events: Inside The Control Room - Olek Loewenstein
EMC DINNER

 

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WHEN & WHERE

When: October 22 – 25, 2015
Where: New York, USA – Made in NY Media Center by IFP & WeWork Dumbo Heights  

PARTNERS

NYC TELEVISION WEEK - OCTOBER 20-22, 2015
The third annual NYC Television Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, and Ratings Intelligence, will once again bring the industry’s focus to the media capital of the world. With five, high-profile, can’t-miss events taking place from October 20-22 at the Waldorf Astoria and Park Central Hotel, NYC Television Week covers the full breadth of trends and topics that are vital to today’s television businesses.

The Content Show
October 21-22 • Park Central
Last year’s inaugural The Content Show brought executives and producers to the table to discuss their needs, the latest trends, and the future of content production. Look for the second year to cover even more ground and attract a wide variety of content providers and deal makers.
Register Here for the EMC Partner Special using the code EMCTCS

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Made in NY Media Center by IFP
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP was developed through a unique partnership between Independent Filmmaker Project, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries, and platforms create, collaborate, connect, and incubate across a spectrum of programs, events, and experiences. The Media Center brings together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology, and more through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation. Since opening its doors, the Media Center has held more than 100 classes and 300 events serving more than 25,000 people in its classrooms, media gallery, theater, café, incubator, and community member spaces.

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WeWork
WeWork is a platform for creators. They provide the space, community and services you need to make a life, not just a living. With beautiful workspaces and offices, weekly events, support, and access to 30,000+ members around the world, WeWork is the place to grow your business in 2015 and beyond.
Experience the space and benefits WeWork has to offer for yourself. To take advantage of a free trial day at WeWork Dumbo Heights email dumboheights@wework.com and mention you attended the Entertainment Master Class.

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AUDIO NETWORK x NYTVF
NYTVF remains the industry’s first recognized independent television festival, providing a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen. EMC Partner Audio Network continues to be a proud Music Sponsor of NYTVF every year, offering free and unlimited access to the Audio Network library of 99,608 original music tracks to any artists submitting to the festival.

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CONTACT AND APPLICATION

For more information and application details please contact Rebecca Roth.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

The Faculty for “Running Shows” Includes: