Online Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 (10 Sunday Afternoons)2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific$11402 Spots Left
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Pre-requisite: Beat sheet for a 1/2 hour or hour-long comedy, drama, or dramedy finished in TV 1, TV Drama 1, or TV Comedy 1 at Writing Pad. No projects that have not been vetted in a Writing Pad TV 1 class.
You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros (22 scripts sold, The Lot) can help. In this ten-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get Steven’s help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning, middle, and end that pack a serious punch.
You’ll learn to how to open your pilot, capture the imagination of the reader, write with a clear voice, and introduce your main character like a pro. By the end of the class you should have major chunks of your pilot written and the confidence to finish it with flair. Emmy not included.
109 padders have been staffed & 48 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.
Prerequisites: Beat sheet of TV Comedy, or Dramedy, or Drama pilot finished in TV I, TV Drama I, TV Comedy I, TV Pilot or TV Basic writing class at Writing Pad.
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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.