WED. 9/14: TV DRAMA IN LOS ANGELES

SamHavenDo you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Sam Ernst (Hand of God, Haven) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s room. Sam will show you how to dramatize your life’s details, create realistic dialogue, and sprinkle in the right amount of plot for a 30 min. or 1 hour show. Through in-class workshopping and pitching, you’ll clarify your tone, voice and world. By the end of this class, you’ll have completed a solid outline of an irresistible TV Drama pilot. You’ll be on your way to an executive producer credit faster than you can say “Lena Dunham.”
 

Instructor: Sam Ernst
September 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 19 (5 Wed. Nights)
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: Writing Pad East (688 S Santa Fe, Apt. 312, Los Angeles, CA 90021)
Cost: $495
Class will be limited to 9 students
 

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SAM ERNST

Sam Ernst is the Co-executive producer for HAND OF GOD and the co-creator/executive producer of SyFy Network’s HAVEN, based on a book by Stephen King.  Haven is currently in production on Seasons 5 and 6.  Sam has been on staff for THE DEAD ZONE, which aired for 5 seasons...Read More »


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