Writers’ Workshop

About the Workshop

For over 40 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premiere writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. Every year, the Workshop selects up to eight participants out of more than 2,500 submissions and exposes them to Warner Bros. Television’s top writers and executives, all with the ultimate goal of earning them a staff position on a Warner Bros.-produced television show. The Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop consists of three components, all geared towards preparing the writer for a successful career in television writing. The 2020-2021 Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop will run October 2020 – March 2021, with meetings on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, one evening a week from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Full participation is mandatory.

**UPDATE: At this time, we do not anticipate any delays to the 2020 – 2021 Writers’ Workshop due to COVID-19. Please submit your applications by the May 31st deadline.**

How to Apply

Current Resume

Your resume should be in pdf format and include all past writing-related work experiences, and beyond (please note writing experience is not required).

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be approximately one page, double-spaced (no more than 2,000 characters, including spaces). It should tell us why you want to be a television writer and how your background will add a unique perspective to television writing.

Spec Script

Specs MUST be written for a show that is listed on our Accepted Shows page. Not all shows are accepted. Please take a moment to make sure your show is listed. Please include a “Previously On” page after your title page if your show is serialized. The “Previously On” page lets the reader know where your episode takes place in the series, and must also include an episode number (please see the FAQ for a more detailed breakdown). It should be in paragraph form and not longer than a page. Your episode can take place anywhere within the series that you would like. If you have applied previously, you must submit a new spec script. If you apply with a Comedy spec, you will be considered as a Comedy writer, and if you apply with a Drama spec, you will be considered as a Drama writer.

Submission Agreement

Each submission must include a submission agreement in order for us to review your material. You must download the agreement, print the agreement, sign it, and either scan or upload a picture of the signed document. The agreement must be uploaded to your application before the deadline. Faxes and emails of this document will not be accepted. Please take into account the time it will take to submit your submission agreement when applying.

Writers' Workshop

2020 application period is closed.