As reported in Deadline, AWD has partnered with AMC Networks to launch the High-Octane Episodic Directing Series, a program of five master classes centered on directing action and thriller content in scripted television.
The master classes will feature director, showrunners, and department heads from AMC Networks’ varying range of series, and other industry leaders. The classes will focus on a number of series including The Walking Dead, Creepshow, Kevin Can F**K Himself, The Terror, and Fear the Walking Dead, and past shows like NOS4A2.
The AMC x AWD series will demystify the production process behind “high-octane” projects, sharpen the skills of the participating directors and provide participants with applicable knowledge for their future works. The five-workshop series will be held monthly, and among other topics, will delve into working with actors and how to approach stunts and SFX. Crystal Holt, Director of Scripted Programming, AMC Networks & Erica Robbins, Vice President of Production, AMC Studios will moderate series discussions.
Upcoming classes can be found in the calendar.