Press release from Open Channel
Open Channel educator and Producer, Ros Walker is set to fly to Los Angeles next week to examine best practice in television project development thanks to a study fellowship sponsored by the International Specialised Skills Institute.
The ISSI Fellowship is providing an incredible opportunity to gain insights into TV series development. Ros is meeting with writers, producers and creators of some the most innovative and popular series of our time such as Modern Family, NCIS LA, Breaking Bad, The West Wing and The Simpsons.
“Through meetings with showrunners, writers, producers, agents and network heads of development, I will gather useful and practical information on the craft of development and I'm looking forward to sharing this in Open Channel’s industry workshops and with their students on my return.”
Open Channel Executive Directorâ€©Jennie Hughes is thrilled forâ€©Ros and the obvious flow on benefits forâ€©Open Channel students, “We’re excited about the opportunity Ros has to learn from some of the most acclaimed television creators in the business. That knowledge will be utilised to innovate new tools forâ€©Open Channel’s nationally recognised accredited courses as well as enhance professional development programs and Short Courses.
“Open Channel is now the only institution in Victoria offering the Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media (Feature Film and TV Series Project Development) and Ros’ study will furtherâ€©improve this program. As with all ourâ€©courses it will be delivered with practical onâ€Âtheâ€Âground support forâ€©participants.”
Also in LA, Ros will attend the Variety/ Academy of Television Sciences and the Arts TV Summit day that will examine a range of topics related to the television landscape. She will also be working in with the Producing lecturers at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and attending their TV series development program.
Ros and other 2011 fellows were announced at a gala ceremony at the ISS Institute late last year which was attended by The Hon. Peter Hall MLC, Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Minster for the Teaching Profession. Ros will be in Los Angeles for four weeks from 23rd of February as part of the fellowship.