TV 1 TV Pilot Writing Workshop
Online Jul 30, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sep 10 (5 Saturday Afternoons)2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific$525Limited Spots
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Do you have a great idea for Netflix or Amazon’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Steven Peros (22 scripts sold, The Lot) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Online TV Pilot Development Workshop, 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.
Steven will show you how to enhance the comedy or drama and sprinkle in the right amount of plot, character and story for a one-hour or half 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 and everything you need to pitch it to boot.
121 padders have been staffed & 56 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 TV 101 or TV Comedy 101, and TV Structure for Pilot Writing or TV Character Driven Stories or TV: Dialogue Bootcamp in addition to this class.
4 pilots sold, 18 movies sold
Steven sold four pilots to NBC/Universal, MTV, etc. In the world of comedy, Steven penned three episodes of AMC's Emmy Award-winning half hour comedy, The Lot, and was a writer on Disney's Around the World in 80 Days. His original teleplay for 2013's A Country Christmas Story, starring Dolly Parton, broke Holiday Season ratings records for Lifetime Television. He's currently developing his graphic novel, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn, into a TV series with former Marvel Studios President Michael Helfant's Amasia Entertainment. An award-winning filmmaker and twice-published Samuel French playwright, Steven wrote the Lionsgate film, The Cat's Meow, starring Kirsten Dunst and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Steven's feature Footprints, which he wrote and directed, was hailed by the Chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, as "One of the Ten Best Films So Far This Year." Steven's feature, The Undying, which he directed and co-wrote, starred Emmy nominees Anthony Carrigan (HBO's Barry), Robin Weigert (HBO's Deadwood), and Oscar-winner Wes Studi (Avatar). The LA premiere of his play, The Cat's Meow, had an extended run, garnering rave reviews from The Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, CBS Radio, and many others in the print and radio press. The play has been produced in six countries thus far. The Majestic Theater in Las Vegas will premiere the stage musical version of The Cat's Meow in 2022. Steven directed the LA World Premiere of his full-length play, Karlaboy, a haunting drama for which he received a Drama-Logue Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing. Steven is also a film historian whose writing has been published in MovieMaker Magazine, The Huffington Post, New York's Newsday, Village Voice, and Scr(i)pt. He's a graduate of New York University's Film School.