Ernie Bustamante

Instructor Biography:

MFA, TV writer/producer and WGA member, whose credits include Liv and Maddie and Lab Rats, among others. Mr. Bustamante has also created pilots and written for ABC, FOX, and Nickelodeon. He is an alumnus of the ABC/Disney Writing Program and the 2018 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

Instructor Statement:

I learned the craft of writing for television several ways: working as a writer’s assistant on several shows, participating in diversity writing programs, and coursework at UCLA. As an instructor, my mission is to utilize my experience and education to help you achieve your writing goals. Whether it’s learning the structure of a TV pilot, defining your characters from one another, or punching up a comedy script. Writing for television is an extremely fulfilling work experience. Your job is to write a script and you watch it come to life through the help of a talented team of individuals — all working towards the same goal. I want my students to experience this team-based approach in class.

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