TV 1 TV Pilot Workshop
Online Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13 (5 Saturday Afternoons)2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific$525
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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.
58 padders have been staffed & 34 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.
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.
4 pilots sold, 18 movies sold
Steven has sold or been hired to write 4 pilots and 18 movies. He has sold pilots to NBC/Universal, MTV, and his epic historical drama, THE ROTHSCHILDS, is now prepping in the EU. Steven got his start in television writing for AMC’s Emmy-award winning comedy series, THE LOT. He has developed original series for Relativity TV, Lawrence Fishburne, Andrew Panay, and Mark Wolper. His Lifetime MOW broke a ratings record for the network. Steven 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 others. Steven just published his first graphic novel, STOKER & WELLS, to rave reviews from LA Weekly, Indie Comics, and other publications. The property is currently being shopped as a limited series. 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.