Writing and Producing for Television

Graduate students in Screenwriting’s Writing & Producing for Television (WPTV) MFA program focus on writing and producing content for serialized television, including streaming platforms and content for smaller screens. One key part of their education is producing a digital video project during their third year, similar in scale to the Production Thesis. WPTV students write and produce their thesis projects and are responsible for engaging the best crews they can, including directors, cinematographers, sound designers, recordists and mixers, production designers, gaffers, grips, etc.

These third-year WPTV projects are prime opportunities for collaboration among LMU students in Production and other departments and excellent opportunities for student directors, cinematographers, and sound designers to bolster their reels with additional high-quality pieces.

During Fall semester, WPTV students pitch their thesis projects to an audience of Production students to solicit interested crew. And each semester Writing for the Screen and Writing & Producing for Television students welcome the opportunity to collaborate as writers with Production students for their thesis projects.

Overall, the Screenwriting Department, but especially students in WPTV, aim to work with Production students and hope to increase the existing collaboration to a much higher level.

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