[PAST EVENT] From Staff Write to Showrunner: What Do TV Writers Really Do? - Chitra Sampath ‘06

March 22, 2021
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TV is a writer’s medium and in this workshop we’ll walk through the logistics of how scripted television gets made from a writer’s perspective – from pilot development through series production. We’ll also discuss the TV writing career ladder.


Chitra Sampath is a Tamil Indian Appalachian American whose writing and producing credits include Truth Be Told, Good Behavior and Southland. She’s an NAACP Image Award nominee and an alumna of the Showrunner’s Training program, Film Independent’s Directing Lab, Fox Writers Intensive and NBC’s Writers on the Verge. As a first generation American, Chitra is drawn to stories of complicated family, femininity, identity, survival and loss. She currently resides on unceded Tongva land in Los Angeles and has television pilots in development at Netflix, Amazon and FX. She uses she/her pronouns.