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MARCH 15-17, 2019

The Showrunners Writer's Room

with Showrunner, Holly Sorensen

Make It or Break It  - ABC Family
Recovery Road  - Freeform
Step Up: High Water - YouTube Premium
ABOUT

The difference between some Georgia writer room events and the Georgia Entertainment Masterclass series is the level mastery and accomplishments of the instructor.  Our instructors are at the top of their field.  Whether they are current show runners, writers, directors, producer, or industry executives or the leading academic instructors at America's top MFA programs, they will prepare you to be the creative giant you desire to be. The value of the master class setup is that all students can benefit from the master's comments in an informative and applicable manner.

Our instructors consist of award winning Showunners, Directors, Producers, MFA Instructors, and Industry leaders in the entertainment industry.  Our goal is to help you reach your next level and create Georgia's most desirable content creators and execution talent in the business.

Holly
Sorensen
SHOWRUNNER & PRODUCER
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March 15-17, 2019

Sorensen is the creator and showrunner of Lionsgate and YouTube Premium’s highly original scripted series, STEP UP: HIGH WATER. The drama series, which is based on the film franchise of the same name, sets its cast in Atlanta at a contemporary performing arts school.  STEP UP: HIGH WATER, starring Neyo and Naya Rivera, marks the subscription video service’s first ever big budget original scripted drama and premiered on YouTube Red with 40 million viewers. Season two airs in early 2019.

John J.
Strauss
SHOWRUNNER | WRITER  | PRODUCER
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APRIL 2019

 

John’s credits as a screenwriter include “There's Something About Mary”, “Santa Clause II”, Santa Clause III”, starring Tim

Allen and “Free Birds”, a computer animated feature, starring Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

Sam
Pollard
MAY 2019
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE & PRIMETIME EMMY WINNER
DIRECTOR | EDITOR |PRODUCER
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One of the most decorated documentary film directors in the USA, Sam Pollard (Slavery By Another Name, Frank Sinatra, When The Levees Broke) teaches this Director's bootcamp for documentary filmmakers.  Story matters most!

9:00
Registration
9:45
Welcome
10:00
HOLLY SORENSEN:
The Complete Picture -
From idea to product
2:00
HOLLY SORENSEN:
Content is King.
Design is Queen.
4:00
HOMEWORK with HOLLY:
Story. Story. Story.
11:30
Character Development:
Designing the Story
12:30
LUNCH
ABOUT THIS VENUE:

COCO Studios of Atlanta is a film/video production studio, photography studio and prop house; with production office suites equipped for base camp.

FULL ADDRESS:
767 Trabert Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
 
 
 
 
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