[Craft Series] Fundamentals of Story Development

Glenn Geller
Producer @ GellerVision

It's time to roll up your sleeves and begin developing that idea you've had kicking around in your head into a script. Before you put fingers on keys to write your next masterpiece, take some time to really develop your idea, story, and characters. What is this show really about? What are the inner mechanics of the story? Who are these characters and why would audiences related to them? And what is the engine of the series? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap is thrilled to welcome Glenn Geller to the webinar stage!  

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • Sustainable TV concepts 
  • Creating compelling characters 
  • Story engines 
  • Pilot structure 
  • Live Q&A 

 

About Your Host
In October 2019, Glenn Geller joined Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa’s production company as President. Based at Sony TV, Geller oversees the development of projects targeted for streaming and cable for the Emmy Award-winning producers.

From June 2017 to October 2019, Geller developed series under his GellerVision banner at CBS Studios. He co-created and executive produced the documentary series PANDEMIC on Netflix. Geller is an executive producer of the upcoming FOX reboot AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: LIVE. Along with Academy Award-winning producer Dan Jinks, Geller is producing the upcoming Walt Disney live-action feature film MARLEY, written and directed by Bill Condon, with original music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

From September 2015 to June 2017, Geller served as President, CBS Entertainment. In his first season in the role, Geller led CBS to the top of the network standings, finishing first in viewers (for the 13th time in 14 years), adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and with more top 20 hits than any other network.

Geller lead the Network’s entertainment primetime programming teams in all genres, including drama, comedy, reality, specials and long-form, and all day-parts, including late night and daytime.
Geller oversaw the development and production of key hits for CBS, including YOUNG SHELDON and BULL, Emmy-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, alternative limited series THE CASE OF: JON BENET RAMSEY and HUNTED, and Emmy-winning daytime talk show THE TALK.

From June 2013 to September 2015, Geller served as Executive Vice President, Current Programming for the CBS Network Television Entertainment Group. He oversaw the Company’s combined Network/Studio current department and for more than 30 primetime series on CBS, The CW, and cable, including: critically-acclaimed JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, multiple Emmy-winning series MOM and THE GOOD WIFE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, summer hit UNDER THE DOME, and television’s #1 franchise NCIS.

From 2001 to 2015, Geller served as Senior Vice President of Current Programming at CBS Studios, formerly Paramount Network Television, and prior served as both Director and Vice President of Current Programming at the Network.

From 1998 to 2001, Geller served three years in Drama Development at 20th Century Fox Television.
Geller served on the board of directors for GALA Choruses, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, leading the North American LGBT choral movement.

Geller is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A., English) and Northwestern University (M.A., film). He resides in Los Angeles, CA with his husband Jim and their bichon/poodle rescue Paloma.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!

Questions?

If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!


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