LIU’s acclaimed TV Writers Studio (TVWS) is a one-of-a-kind writing practicum created by Norman Steinberg, an Emmy Award winner and veteran screenwriter whose credits include Blazing Saddles, My Favorite Year, Johnny Dangerously, Mr. Mom, and many others. Pure and simple, the goal of the TVWS is to educate and to develop highly skilled, experienced professionals with strong portfolios who will be prepared to begin careers in the television industry as writer/producer/entrepreneurs.
Each year, the TVWS has two cohorts running side-by-side: one in its first year, the other in its second and final year. The students invited to participate in the TVWS become part of an intensive, two year curriculum of study during which they function collaboratively like the staff of an ongoing television series; and independently, as writer/creators of their own TV series pilot and web series.
Upon completing the 48 credit program, each student will graduate with an M.F.A in Writing and Producing for Television which. Classes are held at the state-of-the-art Steiner Studios, a 305,000-square-foot Hollywood-style production and support facility in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.
“The students chosen to join the TV Writers StudioSM will find out what it’s like to be on the day-to-day writing staff of a TV series where they will experience the joy of collaborating on a pilot script and the agony of eating awful Chinese take-out at two in the morning.” – Norman Steinberg
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