After working as a writers’ assistant for a few years, Master Class in Half-Hour Comedy Pilot Writing alum David Budin landed a staff writer position on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie. David says he recommends the Writers’ Program classes to all aspiring professional television writers. “You don’t need to go to film school to be a writer, but you do need to write (a lot) and to be around other writers. These classes are a great way to plug into the community, and to get feedback from both seasoned vets and your peers.”

Want to follow in David’s footsteps? We’re currently accepting applications for the 2015-16 Master Class in Television Pilot Writing with Phil Kellard. The application deadline is August 28, 2015. Click here for more information.

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