Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

We went behind the scenes of the culture of a writers' room in the Advisor Q&A Live with Peter Biegen, now we'll delve into the process of writing a television script in our next Advisor Q&A Live webinar. Join writer/producer John Lopez (Strange Angel, Seven Seconds) as he shares how to develop a TV show from the pilot to the series outline. John will share his writing tips on getting started; creating compelling, relatable characters; mapping the story and character arcs; crafting a story world, theme and tone; and strategies to navigate notes and the rewriting process.

A Los Angeles native, John Lopez has covered film and the arts for Grantland, Vanity Fair online and Bloomberg Business Week. His short PLAN B, starring Randall Park and Rosa Salazar, was a finalist in the NBC Short Cuts Film festival; he also directed segments for NBC’s 2014 Actor’s Showcase and served as associate producer on Hossein Amini’s film THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY. In 2015, John was selected as a fellow for the Sundance Episodic Lab with his pilot CRUDE. Most recently, John has written for Netflix’s crime drama SEVEN SECONDS and CBS All Access’s STRANGE ANGEL. He is currently writing for CBS Studios’ upcoming television adaptation of Nicolas Roeg’s classic film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. more...

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