Netflix had already launched a trial balloon in collaboration with Stage 32 this February with an online workshop on pitching for TV, which was aimed at professional film and TV creators and has now reached over 100,000 views. Stage 32 is a mix of a social network and educational site specifically for creative professionals in film, television and theater.
Following this success, Netflix and Stage 32 are now about to launch a whole series of free webinars running until the end of 2022 on the overarching theme of "Creating Content for the Global Marketplace." As such, there will be five free webcasts aimed at writers, filmmakers, producers, development executives, managers, agents and other creatives and industry professionals around the world to teach how content should be created, developed and produced for Netflix. The first part starts as early as next Wednesday. Netflix is acting entirely out of self-interest there, as it is the leading global provider of original streaming content and is always looking for new content for its programming around the world in local languages.
Who will hold the workshops?
Over the course of 5 webcasts, Stage 32&s diverse faculty will share their knowledge of writing, developing and producing today&s television with the Stage 32 and Netflix community.
The webinars will be presented by industry experts, including: - Anna M. Henry, a development executive and producer whose clients can be seen on Netflix, HBO, Starz and CBS. - Vijal Patel, an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer who has worked on hit series such as BLACK-ISH and THE MIDDLE. - Tripper Clancy, a writer who has worked on projects such as STUBER, THE HART with Kevin Hart and VARSITY BLUES. - Jeanette B. Milio, who has produced over 350 hours of globally distributed content with a total production value of over million. - Mickey Fisher, a showrunner, writer and producer who has worked on series such as TOM CLANCY&S JACK RYAN, THE STRAIN with Carlton Cuse and EXTANT with Steven Spielberg.
These virtual workshops are open to all creatives who have a free membership to Stage 32. The first session will be available through the Stage 32 website beginning December 15, 2021, with additional sessions held monthly through May 2022. All sessions will be available as on-demand offerings on Stage 32&s platform through 2022.
First workshop: television pilot story structure
. The first workshop kicks off next Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and will revolve around the topic of "Story Structure of Television Pilots," with case studies of successful series such as LUPIN, SUCCESSION, THE EXPANSE and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Held by producer and development executive Anna Henry, who has worked with Netflix, AMC, Amazon, SCBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, Sony, HBO and others.
Anna Henry will go into detail about how to properly structure a pilot for a television series and will use examples of real-life pilots to break down the elements necessary to turn a pilot into a script. She will also address the major types of one-hour pilots and explain the various elements for developing a pilot, including story engine, world, characters, themes, and tone. Topics will also include the function and elements of the teaser and acts 1 through 5 of a pilot, as well as its launch, climax, and the start of the series. Finally, it will highlight the most common structural problems. Examples from popular one-hour drama pilots on TV and streaming platforms will be used, and story maps/outlines for each of the following pilots will also be provided: - LUPIN (Netflix) - SUCCESSION (HBO) - THE EXPANSE (Syfy) - THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Amazon) more infos at bei www.stage32.com