Introduction

The Institute hasĀ four components which are designed to provide program participants with access to the decision making process in network television both in front of and behind the camera. Each of the elements described below offers a unique approach to professional relationship building and career development in Hollywood.

Writers Mentoring Program

This program focuses on opening doors and provides access to network executives and show runners. It is a structured form of support whose goal is to prepare writers for meaningful employment in television. It includes two elements. Read More…

Writers Fellowship

An initiativeĀ that supports, encourages and educates new voices within the industry. Read More…

Directing Initiative

This initiative facilitates professional on-set observing opportunities for aspiring directors of diverse backgrounds. The program matches participants with CBS primetime directors who will mentor them through the entire process of prep, production and post-production. Read More…

Sketch Comedy Showcase

These professionally mounted showcases have proven to be an effective way to spotlight emerging talent and are the doorway for many to professional success. They are rigorously juried by CBS Casting and are attended by senior level CBS Entertainment executives, as well as show runners, casting directors and talent agents. Read More…