Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Walkin' and Talkin'

There is a new class for Hollywood writers out there.

It is very informal. Simply put, experienced writers get together to chat about whatever it is that they know; while less experienced writers get to hang out and ask questions.

This week’s class features television writers of the supernatural – specifically for the show SUPERNATURAL as well as MOONLIGHT and TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (admittedly not in the horror genre, but still scary).

What makes this class of special interest:

Access: anyone can come that wants to.

Price: payment is picking up a sign.

Location: the class takes place on the picket line.

That’s right, if you want to learn about writing for horror television (just this week’s topic), show up at the WB lot, pick up a sign, and walk with the writers from 9 to noon on Wednesday.

I knew that informal networking was happening on the lines; and I even knew of several people that were using the line as a way to pick the brains of other writers.

But to formalize it into a class; a chance for early stage writers to learn from the pros?

Genius.

Just my thoughts,

Sean

1 comment:

Emily said...

so sad! i watch those three shows religiously (though Moonlight is my fav) and i can't go join them on the picket line. ugh. stupid work uniform. i'd be fired on the spot if a WB uniform was seen out on the picket line. but i'll definitely be there in spirit! OH!! ask the Moonlight writers what the actors are drinking when they drink blood! i've been "dying" to know. :-)