Screen Buzz TV workshop

Screen Buzz TV workshop


Screen Buzz intensive 5-day TV script development is back for its second year and is held during Cairo Industry Days starting on November 21st.

The workshop will focus on screenwriting for TV projects from the Arab world, offering participants the opportunity to develop their TV scripts with top Hollywood industry experts who have achieved global success.

Last year, Screen Buzz held a 5-day TV script development workshop led by writer and producer Mark Goffman (The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) and The West Wing (NBC)); screenwriter Samuel Baum (The Wizard of Lies (HBO) and Lie to Me (Fox)); and writer and producer Jessica Mecklenburg (Stranger Things and Gypsy (Netflix)).

Applications will be accepted from August 8th through September 20th, 2019.


Screen Buzz 2019 mentors will be announced soon!

About Screen Buzz

Powered by America Abroad Media (AAM), Screen Buzz is an innovative series of creative workshops bringing top Hollywood writers, directors and producers to the Arab world to support local storytellers in the creation of original, purpose driven content for global audiences. The workshops provide access to leading Hollywood experts to help build the capacity of the most promising Arab writers, directors and producers in the entertainment industry. The curriculum includes interactive sessions which encourage professional collaboration between the Hollywood mentors and local participants, critical thinking and the exchange of ideas. In addition, the workshop participants have the opportunity to attend one-on-one meetings with the mentors to pitch and develop their scripts.

Screen Buzz workshops are held under the supervision of a Middle East Advisory Council, which includes the most prominent Arab figures in the film and TV industry: H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development (UAE); HRH Princess Rym Ali, Founder of the Jordan Media Institute and Board Member at the Royal Film Commission (Jordan); actress and director Nadine Labaki (Lebanon); actress and producer Saba Mubarak (Jordan); actress Yousra (Egypt); actress Hend Sabry (Tunisia); Ali Jaber, Group TV Director MBC (UAE); and recent member actress Nelly Karim (Egypt).