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TV Writers Room Workshop - Full

Workshop - Malibu Brought to you by Mia Terra Retreats
Registration ended: 01/02/2016
Class Begins: 02/05/2016   Ends: 02/07/2016
Class Time: 8:30 am - (PDT)
FEE: $975/$970 Registration Expired

Geoff Harris will lead the TV Writers Room Workshop on February 5-7, three intensive days of writing at the beautiful Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, California. The workshop is designed to let writers experience a TV writers room and develop a marketable concept for a new TV pilot script.


Please note: The workshop is for intermediate to advanced writers. You must apply to the workshop and be accepted before you can register. If you are accepted into the workshop, please return to this page to register.


Geoff Harris was Vice President of Story and Writer Development at NBC, where he honed his skill for developing writers and scripts for twelve years. As a screenwriting consultant, teacher and freelance writer, Geoff has taught TV writing workshops sponsored by ABC and NBC for more than a decade, including an annual workshop for Latino writers held in Los Angeles. Several of his students have gone on to staff positions on primetime TV shows, including "NCIS," "Grimm," and the reboot of "Full House." Related to his teaching efforts, he received the annual Impact Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Latino Writers, given by the National Hispanic Media Coalition. He judges for several writing contests, including the Warner Bros. Writers Program and the ABC Writing Program. He guest-blogs about television writing on the Save the Cat! website.


During the TV workshop, Geoff will guide each writer on a new project and will provide feedback along with the other writers on the team. There will be lots of time to write and interact with Geoff. Special guests often drop by Geoff's workshops to provide insight into the TV industry.


The workshop is by invitation only and is limited to 8 intermediate to advanced writers who wish to become a staff writer on a network or cable TV show. To be considered, please submit a sample script (TV pilot or feature) to We will send you a standard release for you to sign and return before we read your work.


IMPORTANT: Please do not register until you have been accepted into the program. Return to this page to register.


There is no fee to apply, but writers who are invited to participate will be responsible for paying the workshop fee. The cost of the Commuter Package is $875. It includes the workshop and meals, as there will be no time to go off-site for food. A limited number of sleeping rooms are available at an additional cost.




Submit your sample script and a short bio to: - Let us know that you saw this workshop on the ISA website.


We will send you a standard release to sign and return before we read your submission.


***If you are selected to join the workshop, come back to this page to register.***


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