Pat_Charles_2You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world all in a first draft. Unfortunately, when you read it, the magic you felt when it was on index cards just isn’t there. No problem! Pat Charles (Sons of Anarchy, Netflix’s Iron Fist) will show you how to make your script great in this 7-week intensive Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Rewrite Workshop. In this class, you’ll learn how to focus your story, trim the fat, tighten your dialogue and sharpen your action. You’ll refine the language of your script word by word, line by line, scene by scene and act by act. You’ll also learn how applying theme to your pilot will elevate your work and get you closer to the impeccable screenplay, which will advance your career. Pat will also show you how to introduce your characters, write that killer opening scene and with a little elbow grease, turn your first draft into literary gold. Emmy not included.


Instructor: Pat Charles
May 20, June 3, 10, 24, July 8, 15, 22 (7 Sat. afternoons)
2:45 p.m.-6:45p.m.
Cost: $995 (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 and TV Draft 7 Wk or 10 Wk at Writing Pad.
You should have a rough draft of your pilot before taking this class.
Note: Class will be limited to 8 students.




Pat Charles is currently a writer and Supervising Producer on the Marvel/Netflix show Iron Fist. 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 has also sold five...Read More »



FOR A PAYMENT PLAN A payment plan for this class is 8 weekly payments of $138.75. 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 8 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.