Pat_Charles_2You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Pat Charles (Sons of Anarchy, New Netflix Show) will take through the paces in this 7-week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Draft Writing Workshop. He will help you hone your beat sheets and introduce your characters with pizazz. Pat will also show you how to write that killer opening scene and turn your detailed roadmap into literary gold. By the end of this TV Drama Writing Class in Los Angeles, you’ll have made progress on your first draft and be on your to way to revising it. Emmy not included.


Instructor: Pat Charles
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19 (7 Saturday afternoons)
2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Cost: $695 (include snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West 2452 Overland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Prerequisites: TV Drama Pilot 5 Wk, 7 Wk or So You Want To Be A TV Writer.
If you have taken a TV writing class at another school and have a high level outline, you may be eligible for this class. Email to ask.
Note: Class will be limited to 8 students.




Pat Charles is currently writing for a new Netflix show. He has written on Sons of Anarchy for F/X, has been a writer and producer on Bones for FOX and a writer and supervising producer on Resurrection for ABC. Pat is currently a writer and Supervising Producer on the...Read More »



FOR A PAYMENT PLAN A payment plan for this class is 7 weekly payments of $109.00. All payment plans include an additional $50 admin fee and a small credit card processing fee which is built into each weekly payment. Your card will automatically be charged once per week for 7 weeks until your class is paid off. At minimum, you must pay for each class meeting before it meets. Once you sign up for a payment plan, you are responsible for paying in full regardless of your class attendance. Rejected payment transactions are subject to an additional $25 fee.CLICK HERE.


CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.