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TV 1 TV Pilot Writing Workshop

Online Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23 (7 Saturdays)11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific$5251 Spot Left

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Do you have a great idea for Netflix or Amazon’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Louisa Hill (Transparent) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 7-week Online TV Pilot writing class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s room.

photo_of_the_family_from_the_tv_show_transparentLouisa will show you how to dramatize and sprinkle in the right amount of plot, character and story for a one-hour show. Through in-class work shopping and pitching, you’ll clarify your tone, voice and world. By the end of this class, you’ll have created a Beat Sheet for your TV Pilot. Students can work on a 1/2 hour comedy, dramedy or 1 hour drama pilot in this class.

18 padders have been staffed & 9 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.

Note: If you have never taken a TV writing class before, we strongly recommend you take TV 101 and TV Structure for Pilot Writing in addition to this class. Web conferencing options available for out of town students for these 1 day classes. Just indicate that is what you need in your sign up.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

If you are unsure of whether your computer can handle video conferencing, please review the system requirements.


Louisa Hill

Transparent, 1 Pilot Sold

Louisa recently sold a pilot to HULU. She was a staff writer on Amazon’s TRANSPARENT and YouTube Red’s ZOMBIE MUSICAL, and wrote a script for the procedural UNFORGETTABLE. She was also the Writers’ Assistant on Amazon’s I LOVE DICK. As a playwright, she has received awards from the Kennedy Center, the Humanitas Foundation, and was nominated for Best Original Playwriting from the LA Stage Alliance. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Playwrights' Workshop. MORE