Wilson Conducts Workshop at TV Festival in Atlanta
February 19, 2019
Braida Endowed Chair of Creative Writing Dr. A'ndrea Wilson, recently participated in the Atlanta TV Festival (aTV Fest) as a professional mentor and workshop presenter. Her workshop, "Be Hungry, But Don't Act Thirsty," provided dramatic writing students with practical information about how to network at events when intimidation, desperation, and social awkwardness make it difficult to make professional connections. In addition to presenting her workshop, Wilson assisted students with networking throughout the festival, and sat down with writers from a college-produced sitcom to provide feedback on creating culturally-favorable characters and circumstances within their show.
aTV Fest is an annual event hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and brings in hundreds of television industry executives, producers, writers, actors, and attendees as an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about what is current in television. Wilson, an alumni of SCAD (M.F.A., 2017), was asked to present her workshop after giving a similar seminar last year as a component of her 2018 Atelier Writing Residency. Wilson reports her most memorable moments from the festival being participating in one-on-ones and intimate masterclasses with successful writers, such as Rick Garman (Screenwriter for Hallmark Channel) and Jeff Rake (Creator of NBC's "Manifest").