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TV Structure and Spec 1 TV Writing Fellowship Spec Script Workshop

LA – Arts District Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16*, Mar 16* (3 Saturday afternoons, 1 Saturday all day)3:00pm - 6:00pmClass on March 16 will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 30 min. lunch break$5751 Spot Left

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In Hollywood, a “spec” or sample script of an existing TV show, is both your calling card and required training for any staff writing gig. It’s also a submission requirement for most of the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Deconstructing a current television show is the best way to learn the craft and structure of TV writing and an essential step to writing great original pilots. To write a spec and understand what to look for in breaking down a TV show properly, you’ll need the insight that only an experienced professional can offer. In this five-week Online TV Structure and Spec Writing Workshop, successful TV writer Devanshi Patel (God Friended Me, Blackish, ABC Fellow) will help you choose the right show for your tone, gifts and voice and teaches you important craft and structure tools that will help you write great shows of your own that will attract agents, execs, fellowship managers and top talent.

In this class, you’ll find the killer high concept episode that showcases your voice and avoids the rookie mistakes. Devanshi will teach you how to mimic a show’s writing style, script formatting and presentation that demonstrates that you’re an experienced insider. In this intimate (9 student max) 5 week intensive, through lively craft lectures and in-class workshopping, you’ll digest your show’s structure, living and breathing its characters, arcs and themes.

Blackish TV ShowBy the end of this class, you’ll have completed a solid beat sheet of your spec episode so you can write that fellowship-winning draft! 19 padders have been staffed and 9 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes. Note:

If you’ve never taken a TV writing class before, we strongly recommend you take the TV 101 and TV Structure for Pilot Writing in addition to this class.

Devanshi Patel

God Friended Me, Blackish, ABC Fellow

Devanshi Patel was a 2014 ABC Fellow. She has written on CBS's God Friended Me, ABC’s Black-ish and TBS’s Ground Floor. In 2017, she sold 1 pilot to the CW. Devanshi cut her comedy chops performing stand up all over clubs in New York City and touring on the east coast. She starting writing scripts and when the first pilot she wrote got her into the FOX Writer’s Fellowship, she moved to LA and took classes at UCLA and got improv training at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She has a BS in Finance and International Business from NYU and worked in Finance – experience she later took and wrote about in a pilot that helped her get into the ABC Writers Program. MORE