Writing workshop with DMA:
Inside CTDI: How Original Scripts are Covered
Description: In this interactive writers' workshop, we will discuss the basic elements of story and structure and how those are evaluated in scripts that Disney | ABC Creative Talent Development & Inclusion (CTDI) receives for consideration. CTDI regularly connects writers, producers and directors to opportunities across the Disney | ABC Television Group. For many creatives, the first step is submitting an original writing sample (upon request), which then is "covered" by story analysts. These evaluations summarize the quality of the writing itself, as well as the potential content fit for our networks. While no original pitches are allowed in the presentation, creatives are welcome to bring their own works to personally review in the course of the workshop.
Duration: 90 minutes
Title: Director, Disney | ABC Creative Talent Development & Inclusion
Social ID (all platforms): @planetdma
Ricki Maslar, CSA is a successful casting director and producer with over Thirty-five years’ experience in the entertainment industry. She has held a variety of positions as an agent, casting director, teacher, and producer. As a casting director Maslar has had the opportunity to work on studio and independent features with credits that include Beautiful Voice (Chuck Russell dir.), Tell Me Your Name, The Bronx Bull, The Painted Lady, The Competition, Christmas in the Heartland, The Line and Dahmer. She is the Casting Director for Ascension Media. Her actor-friendly philosophy has earned her high praise from actors and colleagues alike, yet Maslar says she is simply living and working by the ‘golden rule.’