The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Diane Walsh will be returning to teach a workshop on writing for television at the 2019 conference.
Prior to joining the University of the Arts faculty here in Philly, Diane worked in LA as Director of Programming for the Family Channel, and VP of Television Development for Gross-Weston Productions, under the auspices of Emmy winner TV-series creator Stephen J. Cannell (Rockford Files, Wise Guy). Emmy-nominated for producing the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation ‘A PLACE FOR ANNIE’, starring Sissy Spacek, Diane has developed and produced several television movies boasting names like Martin Sheen, Jason Bateman and Mary Louise Parker. When not teaching, Diane is Treasurer and Co-founder of the Philadelphia Women in Film and Television chapter, and professional script consultant serving writing clients on both coasts.
Diane’s course will consist of a series of three, interconnected workshops and will cover how to determine whether your work is a movie or a series, how to develop your proposal for the networks and streaming services that populate the industry today, and how to develop that all-important pilot episode that will pull eyes to the screen and butts to the seat.
The 2019 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference will be held on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Wyndham Hotel at 4th and Arch Street in Old City Philadelphia. Registration for the conference will open in early 2019.
Watch this space for additional announcements and information on registration, contests, and more!