Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I
FILM TV X 431.7
Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the first 10 pages of your script.
What you can learn.
- Turn an original comedy idea into a new series
- Break stories with other writers like professionals do
- Develop a compelling story with memorable characters
- Write a full episode outline and 10 pages of your pilot
About this course:
Television executives and showrunners want to read original pilots that demonstrate your unique voice and comedic sensibilities. This workshop shows you how to take your original comedy idea and develop a strong story, rife with memorable characters and even funnier jokes. Breaking story in the style of a real writer's room, you develop a compelling story, brainstorm, and support another's vision. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first 10 pages of your original half-hour pilot script. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I.
X 430.6 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I and X 431.6 Beginning Writing the Half-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.