It’s that time of year again: Submissions are open for the 2019 class of the Warner Bros. Television Group Directors’ Workshop. The deadline to apply is February 7.
Established in 2013, the workshop’s mandate is to discover new and innovative talent, prepare directors from other creative fields — motion pictures, commercials, music videos, shortform video, etc. — for the transition to television and provide increased opportunities for female directors and directors from ethnic minority groups.
The WBTVG Directors’ Workshop has helped to launch or further the TV helming careers of more than 40 women and/or people of color. Every member of the graduating classes from the past three sessions have been booked to direct episodes of Warner Bros.–produced TV series.
Among the recent graduates are Regina King, Jaffar Mahmood, Alexis Ostrander, David Rodriguez, Sherwin Shilati and Jude Weng, among many others.