Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I
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 beginning pages of your original half-hour pilot script.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meeting May 23.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Please note: Due to adjustments made to the Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.