MASTER TV WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Want to get staffed NOW? Then our Master TV Writing Certificate Program is for you. Our 40-week intensive offers an aggressive but manageable schedule of classes and writing deadlines. We want to help you get staffed on your dream show, or get accepted into a competitive fellowship program.

 

Showrunners Sivert Glarum (Maron), Tim Minear (American Horror Story) and Stephen Falk (You’re The Worst)

Teachers working on today’s hottest TV shows will mentor you, providing both in-class and 1 on 1 feedback. By the end of this program, you will have completed 2 pilots, honed your pitches, and built valuable industry connections. An accelerated version of this program will even allow you to complete an original pilot and spec (or two original pilots) in time for staffing season and fellowship application deadlines!

 

In the past 6 months, students have been staffed directly from our classes onto ABC’s American Crime, Youtube RED’s Single By 30, Network 10 Australia’s The Project, and more.

 
 
 

Issa Rae at Writing Pad

The reason is simple: unlike any other TV Writing Program, all our classes are taught by award-winning, working TV Writers on today’s top shows. Recent teachers include: David Iserson (Mr. Robot, New Girl, Mad Men), Devanshi Patel (Blackish), Sam Ernst (Hand of God), Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South), Michael Saltzman (Mad Men), Gloria Calderon-Kellett (Showrunner Netflix One Day At A Time, How I Met Your Mother), Dan Gregor (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Matt Zinman (How I Met Your Mother), Todd Waldman (Showrunner Single By 30), Samir Mehta (Narcos), Lauren Gussis (Dexter).

 
 

Past Speakers and Performers Include: Tim Minear (Executive Producer American Horror Story), Stephen Falk (Showrunner You’re the Worst, Sivert Glarum (Maron Showrunner), Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh & Bone Showrunner), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Showrunner, Creator, Star), Diablo Cody (United States of Tara), Anthony King (Broad City, Wet Hot American Summer), Tracy McMillan (Satisfaction), Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley), Megan Ganz (Community, Creator Cassius and Clay).

 

The certificate program comes in four tracks, designed to meet your specific goals: Choose between Fellowship (Comedy), Fellowship (Drama), Staffing (Comedy), or Staffing (Drama).

 

CURRICULUM SUMMARY

Our fabulous panelists! Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley), Anthony King (Broad City), and Megan Ganz (Cassius and Clay)

Our fabulous panelists! Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley), Anthony King (Broad City), and Megan Ganz (Cassius and Clay)

Click HERE to check out the drama program curriculum. Click HERE to check out the comedy program curriculum.
 
Each curriculum includes two full rounds of pilot classes, or one full round of pilot classes and one full round of spec classes, plus a 2 or 3 week pitching class (a of total 32-33 weeks of class). In addition, certificate program participants will receive four private script feedback sessions and exclusive access to 3-4 TV networking events and panels. Both the Fellowship and the Staffing track come in Comedy or Drama varieties.
 
The Fellowship Comedy Track includes: 1 pilot class (5 wks), 1 pilot draft class (10 wks), 1 spec idea to outline class (5 wks), 1 spec draft class (10 wks), 1 pitching class with a creative exec, and 4 private script feedback sessions.
 
The Fellowship Drama Track includes: 1 pilot class (5 wks), 1 pilot draft class (10 wks), 1 spec idea to outline class (5 wks), 1 spec draft class (10 wks), 1 pitching class with a creative exec, and 4 private script feedback sessions.
 
The Staffing Comedy Track includes: 2 pilot classes (5 wks each), 2 pilot draft classes (10 wks each), 1 pitching class with a creative exec, and 4 private script feedback sessions.
 
The Staffing Drama Track includes: 2 pilot classes (5 wks each), 2 pilot draft classes (10 wks each), 1 pitching class with a creative exec, and 4 private script feedback sessions.
 
All students will leave with 2 completed scripts, vital industry connections, and the essential skills to pitch themselves and their projects at a professional level.

 

PROGRAM COST

 

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) singing at our Story Lotto competition

Candidates will pay an initial nonrefundable program fee of $200 in order to join the program. The deadline for this payment is June 27, 2017. This program fee goes towards the cost of your first script feedback session with a top TV writer, and 3-4 exclusive networking events with showrunners, agents, managers, and fellowship directors. Including the initial program fee, the estimated total cost of the program is $4210 (w/out credit card fees) for Comedy and $4420 (w/out credit card fees) for Drama. This includes a significant discount on each of the required classes, if you pay for the program all at once.

 

The total cost may differ if the classes are purchased individually. You can find more info on our program FAQ HERE. Payment plans are available for those who wish to pay incrementally. For additional questions or information about payment plans or pay-as-you-go options, call 323-333-2954 or email info@writingpad.com.

 

For a comprehensive comparison with other TV Writing Certificate and MFA Programs, click HERE.

 

Comedy Track
Program Fee: $200
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Drama Track
Program Fee: $200
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