Directors’ Workshop

About the Workshop

The Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, taught by Bethany Rooney and Mary Lou Belli, co-authors of ‘Directors Tell the Story,’ is an initiative that introduces up-and-coming directors to prime time television. With the backdrop of active Warner Bros. Television sets as the learning environment, and top television directors, cinematographers and showrunners as the instructors, those selected to the program will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that is unparalleled in the industry. Directors will be taken through the full process of episodic directing, from what is expected during prep, to working collaboratively with actors and key crew during production, through post-production.

The Warner Bros. Television Directors Workshop features multiple components, all geared towards preparing the director for a successful career in television.

Applications for the 2021 Directors’ Workshop will be accepted from January 4th until February 4th.

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that we will not be able to offer the Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop in 2021. The limitations of being virtual, the pandemic’s effect on scheduling and on our productions, and other considerations means that we are neither able to offer the full Workshop experience nor the career launchpad we pride ourselves in providing. We look forward to resuming the Directors’ Workshop when we can once again hold it in person, and we thank everyone who applied this year for all their hard work. We heartily encourage everyone to please apply again in 2022.

How to Apply

Current Resume

Your resume should be uploaded in pdf format and include all past work experiences, directing-related and beyond.

Personal Statement

A personal statement is no longer than a page, double spaced (no more than 2,000 characters, including spaces). It should tell us why you want to be an episodic directors and how your background will add a unique perspective to directing television.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from industry professionals in pdf format. No more than two letters of recommendation may be submitted.

Directing Portfolio

Applicants must submit work according to the specified requirements detailed on our Portfolio Requirements page; no exceptions will be made. Be sure to check links and passwords before submitting, and make sure that all passwords and links remain active through May 2021. Applicants are encouraged to submit work they feel best exemplifies their overall skills, particularly within the scope of WB shows. No sizzle reels or scene selects, please.

Directors' Workshop

the 2021 application period closed on february 4th.