“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” -TOM STOPPARD

For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. The list of graduates who have gone on to do great things is long: Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Felicia Henderson (Soul Food) to name a few.

Every year, the Workshop selects up to 10 participants out of almost 2,000 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.

Lectures: Weekly lectures feature guest speakers currently working in television and include a mix of showrunners, directors, actors and agents. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in a writers’ room as a staff writer and beyond.

Simulated Writers’ Room: In the winter, the Workshop participants are divided into smaller groups for an intensive writing experience. Each participant will be required to complete a new spec script under the same deadlines found on a show currently in production. How participants perform during this exercise will determine whether they will be chosen for a possible staffing position on a Warner Bros. show. Yes, the stakes are that high!

Staffing: Upon completion of the program, studio executives will help participants, who pass the Writers’ Room, obtain a staff position on a Warner Bros. television show currently in production. We can’t guarantee you will get staffed, but we will get your material in front of the people who make the ultimate decisions – the showrunners. The 2016–2017 Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop will run October 2016–April 2017, with meetings on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Full participation is mandatory.

Applications will not be eligible if all materials have not been submitted before 11:59pm on May 31, 2015. Apply Now

Use your log-in and password up until 5:00pm on May 31 to enter back into your submission.

The submission agreement will appear after your script, resume, and essay are uploaded.

Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot give individual feedback on every script.

All applicants will be notified by mid September about the status of their application and whether or not they have advanced to the interview stage.

No. The endgame for the Workshop is to get you staffed on one of our shows.

Yes, as long as you were not a Staff Writer on a primetime, scripted cable or network series.

Yes, but to be accepted into the program you must either have a green card or have a visa that allows you to work in the US. We do not sponsor work visas.

No. To be fair towards everyone who submits, extensions will not be granted.

All scripts must be submitted through the website. Scripts that are mailed in or dropped off will not be accepted.

If it didn’t get you in the first time, submit at your own risk.

No, but the show must be listed in our dropdown menu to qualify.

Only shows listed on our drop down menu will count. We know that every show is not listed. First year shows are not on the list. Please visit the home page for the full list of eligible options.

No, teams should submit ONE personal statement expressing their views.