One-Hour TV Intensive I


Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.


What you can learn.

  • Follow the process used in writers’ rooms to develop an original spec script for an existing series
  • How to develop an airtight story and outline with five to six acts appropriate for one-hour episodes
  • Develop three story documents, including an outline you can turn into a script draft
  • Identify how to employ the tools of storytelling to meet the demands of writing for television

About this course:

One-hour network and cable dramas have never been better, and the key to creating a strong hour-long script of an existing series--regardless of the genre or outlet--is an airtight story and outline. In this intensive workshop, you learn how to turn the classic three-act story structure (beginning-middle-end) into a five or six act show, and more specifically how to use the tools of storytelling in a way that meets the demands of an existing one-hour television show. You make use of the time, effort, and creative resources involved in writing an hour-long episode of television, up to the point of completion of the outline and just prior to writing an actual script. In short, the hard part. By the end of the course, students have written three complete story documents, a blended story document, and a complete outline that allows them to easily construct an episode of television. This is modeled on the process used in countless writer's rooms. All student projects must focus on current one-hour shows; no pilots.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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