Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What TV spec to write for the WB Writers' Workshop in 2013

Congrats to the writers who have been accepted into the WB Writers' Workshop for 2012 - and also to the top 5% of applicants who have been invited to WB's seminar tonight.

The WB Writers' Workshop has updated its list of acceptable specs for the 2013 program (the submission period runs May 1, 2013 - June 1, 2013).  Included in the 122-show list are new premium cable comedies like GIRLS - but in the past, the Workshop has advised against writing premium cable comedies that won't translate as samples for current WB shows. Remember that the program's goal is to get you staffed on a WB show - so your sample needs to show that you'd be a good fit for one of these shows. Be sure to read what the WB Workshop looks for in a spec, and which specs past winners wrote to get into the program (in 2012, the comedy specs were MIKE & MOLLY and 30 ROCK). On the drama side, premium may not be a bad thing; one writer accepted into the program wrote a SHAMELESS spec.

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