TV 2 TV Draft Writing Workshop
LA – West Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 14, May 21, May 28, Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23 (10 Tues. Nights)7:30pm - 10:30pmThis class typically goes beyond 10:00 p.m. as the teacher gives students ample help with their pilots.$1140.002 Spots Left
2 Spots Left
You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you 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 ten-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.
16 padders have been staffed & 8 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.
Pre-Requisite: Beat sheet of TV Comedy, or Dramedy, or Drama pilot finished in TV I, TV Drama I, TV Comedy I, TV Pilot or TV Basic writing class at Writing Pad.
Prerequisites: Beat sheet of TV Comedy, or Dramedy, or Drama pilot finished in TV I, TV Drama I, TV Comedy I, TV Pilot or TV Basic writing class at Writing Pad.
15 scripts sold, Netflix's Insatiable
Mike Ellis is currently a writer on Netflix's Insatiable. Recently, he wrote a movie, “SUPER SUNDAY” about the Super Bowl for Warner Brothers and sold two TV pilots, “AMERICAN MARRIAGE,” a drama with Ellen Pompeo to ABC and a comedy, “MARSHA GOES TO JAIL,” with FOX’s Adam Shankman. Mike has sold five pilots, three to ABC, one to FOX and one to the CW. Mike 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, totally 10 movie scripts. Sony pictures made his first movie, “THE WEDDING PLANNER,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. He has sold movie pitches to DreamWorks, Working Title, Revolution Studios, Warner Brothers, Sky Dance Pictures and Universal. He has written movies with Lindsay Doran, Anne Fletcher, Jason Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Vin Diesel, Salma Hayek, Meg Ryan, America Ferrera and sold a salsa dancing pitch with Sandra Bullock. Other credits include consulting producer on the ABC show “JAKE IN PROGRESS,” adapting the YA novel the “A-LIST” for Alloy Entertainnment and Universal Pictures, and produced an independent movie from his script, “AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN,” starring Jessica Alba, Chris Messina and J.K. Simmons.