Directing Television: On Demand

On-demand course

Sundance Collab offers a robust collection of online courses in the Sundance spirit of amplifying your independent voice as a storyteller. Join our global community to hone your craft, network with other creators, and develop career strategies to help you navigate the film and television industry.

Television has been growing rapidly as an area of creative expression and employment for directors. Join accomplished director Dan Attias, a five-time DGA Award nominee with over 80 screen credits including THE WIRE and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, as he leads this On Demand course from a previously recorded Intensive which you can watch at your own pace. Throughout the course, you’ll gain expertise on the world of directing television and how to bring your own unique voice to the job.

You will learn the role of the television director, how to work with a showrunner and a producing director, and how to navigate the politics of showing up on an existing set. You will review television scenes across genres and styles to learn how to create the world of your story, how to use the camera to tell your story and how to get the performances you need. You will also be provided with a script and questions to ask yourself to put you into the mindset of the television director.

This course is ideal for:

  • directors interested in episodic directing who want to dive deep into the creative and professional landscape of the work with the guidance of an experienced director.