THURS. 2/18: INTRO TV WRITING IN LOS ANGELES

mike_ellisYou dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, 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 seven-week TV Writing Workshop, you’ll get Mike’s help on your great TV idea and how to turn it into a terrific script. Mike will teach you about story structure, outlining, the intersection of character and conflict, the difference between single and multi-cam, cable and network, comedy and dramas. He’ll also share his secrets for breaking into the business, selling shows in the room, and avoiding the rookie mistakes. By the end of the class, you’ll understand the fundamentals of TV writing, honed your pilot’s premise, characters, and even written an outline and possibly a scene or two.

 

Instructor: Mike Ellis
Feb. 18, March 3, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 (7 Thurs. nights)
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: $495 (Includes snacks and tea)
Location: Writing Pad West (2452 Overland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064)
Note: We recommend that you take this class before any of our TV Writing if you are new to TV writing or have never taken a pilot writing class.
Class will be limited to 9 students.
 

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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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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 $10 processing fee. 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.