TV 2 TV Draft Writing Workshop
LA – West Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr 10 (10 Wed. evenings)7:00pm - 10:00pmThis class typically goes beyond 10:00 p.m. as the teacher gives students ample help with their pilots.$1125
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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 Steven Peros (22 scripts sold, The Lot) can help. In this ten-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get Steven’s help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning, middle, and end that 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 a pro. By the end of the class you should have major chunks of your pilot written and the confidence to finish it with flair. Emmy not included.
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: TV Drama 1, TV 1, or TV Comedy 1
4 pilots sold, 18 movies sold
Steven wrote on AMC’s Emmy-award winning comedy series, THE LOT. As well, he recently sold an original one-hour pilot, DORIAN GRAY, to NBC/Universal and another pilot to MTV. Steven has sold and been hired to write 4 pilots and 18 movies. He wrote a movie for Lifetime that broke a ratings record for the network. He has developed original series for Relativity TV, Lawrence Fishburne, Andrew Panay, and Mark Wolper. Steven is currently developing a biopic on screen legend Rita Hayworth to star Eva Longoria. He is best known for writing the Lionsgate film, THE CAT’S MEOW, starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, chronicling a murder that was rumored to have taken place on board William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in 1924. He has also written features for Disney, Paramount, and many other companies. Steven is a graduate of New York University’s Film School, a twice-published Samuel French playwright, and a member of the Writers Guild of America.