With these critical programs closed, we can’t help but ask what happens next. Considering how essential these workshops are to finding new talent, will a similar resource ever take its place in the industry? What kind of talent does Warner Bros. Discovery and other production units lose by not offering these opportunities?
That’s exactly what’s being cut in these layoffs – the critical opportunities. Breaking into the broader writing industry is tough, but film and television is an entirely different field. As the aforementioned Cooper wrote in a tweet responded to the news “it helped kickstart a lot of careers.”
Without the Warner Bros. Screenwriters Studio, we wouldn’t have the upcoming “Evil” or “M3GAN” in the end, and that’s the job of just one person. There are dozens of projects in development from these participants now, and the skills and connections they make during the workshops have made them possible. With these shows closed, Warner Bros. Discovery could lose dozens, maybe even hundreds, of talented screenwriters and directors.
But hey, at least we’re having another DC Extended Universe reboot!
https://www.slashfilm.com/1049514/warner-bros-discovery-has-axed-its-pipeline-programs-for-writers-and-directors/ Warner Bros. Discovery has adapted pipeline shows for writers and directors