Course DescriptionWhether you want to break into the business of writing one-hour dramas or half-hour comedies, you need that original pilot script in your portfolio. In this exciting, focused, and collaborative workshop, you learn the requirements involved in creating a great television series. You test your concept to see if it has "legs" to last for one hundred episodes, build strong characters, and then put them in a strong pilot story, and use your own sensibilities, unique voice, and life experiences to make your work stand out in the crowd. On the business side, you focus on pitching your pilot ideas, get a handle on ever-changing television market place, and learn how to conduct yourself in a professional writer's room situation. By the end of four days, you have a detailed outline for your TV series pilot-one that just might open a lot of doors for your writing career. Students should bring to class two to three original concepts that they want to develop.