Polishing, Pitching, and Preparing your Pilot Script for the Marketplace
Take the final steps to prepare your pilot script for the marketplace in this collaborative advanced workshop.
What you can learn.
- Do a final rewrite and polish of your script
- Work on a bible and pitch document for the series you’ve created
- Develop the world, characters, and episodes beyond the pilot
- Practice pitching your projects to get feedback and tips for success
About this course:In a highly focused and collaborative workshop environment, you go through the final steps in order to take your pilot script out to agents, managers, producers, studios, and networks. Each script gets a final re-write and polish: focusing on character relationships that need to be strengthened, proper structure, A and B story organization, dialogue, setting the foundation for the series, and character arcs, etc. Then each student works on a bible/pitch document for the series the pilot episode sets up. You focus on the world, character bios, the pilot story and future episodes. Students then work on pitching their projects with practice sessions and feedback from the instructor and classmates.
Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply.
Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 8th at 9:00 AM (PT). Materials must be received by that time in order to be considered by the instructor. There is no fee to apply.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on “Enroll” then follow the prompts to check out and create a new account, or enter your information as a returning student. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
- At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
- Click “Start” on the first Application page.
- On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
NOTE: despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.
Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1 to 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.