TV 1 TV Pilot Writing Workshop
Online Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23 (7 Tuesdays Evenings)6:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific$5951 Spot Left
3 Spots Left
Do you have a great idea for Netflix or Amazon’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Michael Cinquemani (Jane the Virgin, Revenge) 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.
Michael 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.
Note:If you have 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. This class will be limited to 8 students.
20 padders have been staffed & 12 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.
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.
Jane The Virgin, Revenge, Awkward, 2 Pilots sold to MTV
Michael has been writing and producing television for over fifteen years. His credits include the CW’s Jane the Virgin and The Vampire Diaries, ABC’s Revenge and Brothers and Sisters and MTV’s Awkward. While developing he sold two pilots to MTV. Prior to that, Michael cut his teeth on soaps like General Hospital (where he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy as a member of the show’s writing team). He is also a story lead at the interactive mobile storytelling platform, EPISODE, where he collaborates on both original and intellectual property stories like Mean Girls and Pretty Little Liars.