Screenwriters Development in Rio

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The Brazilian premium television industry has grown considerably over the last few years. Today, it reaches an audience of more than 52 million viewers, in screens everywhere, at the same time we see the beginning of a virtuous cycle in audiovisual content production. This is a unique moment which requires bold actions; and keeping it in perspective, this workshop is helping consolidate the irreversible changes happening in Pay TV in Brazil. With a mandate to produce three and a half -hours of original content in primetime every week, television production is at an all time high. However, Brazilians have no tradition of producing the format Pay TV is mostly made of, scripted series. We’ve embraced this challenge as a mission, and are determined to cultivate a new generation of screenwriters. We worked with a very small group in a very inspiring city and generated 12 potentially great series. Our mentors were the crème de la crème of screenwriting in the most important entertainment industry in the world: successful creators, writers, show-runners and managers actively working in US television. They conducted lectures and labs collaboratively, sharing their wealth of experience in five intense, creative, informative, fun days. Our mission was and still is to develop and foster a new generation of screenwriters. We began with STORY Seminar led by screenwriting master Robert Mckee, followed with Workshop and Master Classes with Marta Kauffman, Dan Halsted, Barry Schkolnick and Anthony Zuiker in intense intense, creative, informative, and fun days. For more information, click here…