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Program Schedule (2018 - Tentative)

DAY 1 (JULY  10, 2018)

  • Writers and limited number of mentors arrive.

  • Evening orientation with the small group of industry (group #1) present.

DAYS 2-3 (JULY 11-12, 2018)

  • One on one dramaturgical critiques with mentors (group #1) - each fellow and mentor will rotate through each other to discuss and work through ideas and concepts behind their scripts. The focus on these first critical sessions are purely dramaturgical, and at least 50% of this time will also be allocated to allow writers time to work on their scripts.

DAYS 4 (JULY 13, 2018)

  • The fellows will be given a bit of writing time to incorporate notes into their pilot, show bibles and the formal pitch.

DAY 5-6 (JULY 14 - 15, 2018)

  • In the middle weekend of the program, fellows and mentors will convene for a sharing of work, writers rooms, and group dramaturgy. Sharing will happen both with other writers and with an invited group of professional actors brought up from New York City.

  • The weekend will finish with an initial pitch workshop.

DAY 7 (JULY 16, 2018)

  • Between week 1 and 2 of the program, the fellows will be given a bit of writing time to incorporate notes into their pilot, show bibles and the formal pitch.

DAY 8 (JULY 17, 2018)

  • A second group of mentors arrive.

  • The morning will be spent with fellows making the formal pitch of their project one-on-one to the new mentors in rotating sessions.

  • The afternoon will be a break for fellows and a reading session for group #2 mentors to read through the projects.

  • Evening orientation and social event for new mentors.

DAYS 9-10  (JULY 18-19, 2018)

  • One on one critiques with mentors (group #2) - each fellow and mentor will rotate through each other to discuss and work through ideas and concepts behind their scripts. These sessions will also provide an opportunity to get notes on the formal pitch that was delivered on Day 8.

DAYS 11-12 (JULY 20-21, 2018)

  • In the second weekend of the program, a select group of industry advisors and partners to the Episodic Lab will be invited for a sharing of work and “pitch” sharing.

  • In addition, over this second weekend, a series of industry panels will be scheduled, with topics ranging from the pitch process to current trends in programming. 

  • A calendar of events will allow invited guest to have both group time with the fellows and individual fellow meetings outside of panels.

DAY 13  (JULY 22, 2018)

  • Morning convening with industry, and a final day of group meetings amongst the fellows and mentors.

DAY 14 (JULY 23, 2018)

  • Close of Episodic Lab.