This class is for anyone who has an idea (comedy or drama, any genre) that could make a great episodic or limited series and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it. We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the vast TV landscape, how to position the idea, what makes a great TV characters, visual storytelling, budgetary considerations, proper story structure, and formatting. And you will write and rewrite.
You will leave the workshop with:
- The makings of a pitch document
- A grasp of the show template, structure, core cast, and the ongoing character revelations as opposed to character development
- A grasp of the process of creation that optioned shows go through
- The experience of observing a professional pitch and reading of an optioned pilot
- A better grasp of the language that writers/producers/agents speak
- The beginnings of a rough draft of a television pilot
Note: This class will run for 8 sessions, once a week, but will skip Memorial Day (May 29th).
We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.