TV II: TV DRAMA SPEC DRAFT

mike_ellisYou have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big boys, ABC, CBS and The CW and has sold pitches to DreamWorks, Working Title, Revolution Studios, Warner Brothers, Sky Dance Pictures and Universal. In this twelve-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get Mike’s help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning, middle and end and pack a serious punch. You’ll learn to how to open your pilot, capture the imagination of the reader, write with a clear voice and introduce your main character like pro. By the end of the class you should have major chunks or your pilot written and the confidence to finish it with flair. Emmy not included.

 

Instructor: Mike Ellis
Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 (12 Monday nights)
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $1125 (Includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West (2452 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064)
Note: Class will be limited to 8 students.

Pre-requisite: Outline of TV Drama, Comedy, or Dramedy pilot and pilot writing class at Writing Pad or elsewhere. Email marilyn@writingpad.com to ask if you qualify if you are unsure.

 

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MIKE ELLIS

Mike Ellis received his BFA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts and an MFA in Screenwriting from AFI. He has sold projects to Disney, Fine Line Films, Savoy Pictures and Destination Pictures. Sony pictures made his first movie, “THE WEDDING PLANNER,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew...Read More »


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PAYMENT PLANS: A payment plan for this class is 10 weekly payments of $120.00. 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 5 times every week 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. FOR A PAYMENT PLAN CLICK HERE.
 
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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 marilyn@writingpad.com 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.