Discover the ins and outs of how television shows are created and run. Learn about pitching ideas for brand new programs, participating in the TV writers’ room, writing scripts, and producing those scripts with a team of actors, a director, and a production crew. The process is varied and challenging, engaging artists with a variety of life experiences and disciplines.
Using multiple skill sets like brainstorming, collaboration, time, personnel management, and clear communication, making a single episode of a series can take months. Learn about how entertainment programs get made in Hollywood today in this informative discussion and Q & A with a seasoned TV producer and writer.
Steve Harper is a TV writer, playwright, producer, and actor whose writing investigates how we navigate the world when invisible forces make themselves present. A native New Yorker, Steve has lived in Los Angeles since 2010 and is a Co-Executive Producer of Tracker, a new series for CBS scheduled to premiere in 2024. Other TV writing includes: DC’s Stargirl (CW), God Friended Me (CBS), Tell Me Your Secrets (Amazon Prime), American Crime (ABC) and Covert Affairs (USA).
His original web series SEND ME premiered on BET.com and earned a 2016 Emmy Nomination for series lead Tracie Thoms. It’s now on YouTube. As an actor, Steve has appeared on numerous TV shows including Law & Order Special Victims Unit, 90210, All My Children, and Homicide. Steve is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard, and the playwriting program at Juilliard. Since 2008, he has coached writers and artists through his company YourCreativeLife.com.
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