Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop
FILM TV X 432.4B
For advanced writers, this course teaches you to craft a series-ready one hour pilot with vivid characters in a fully realized story world.
What you will learn.
- Develop a drama series premise that is uniquely your own
- Learn what networks seek in new programming
- Structure your pilot episode and develop memorable characters
- Establish ongoing series elements from page 1
About this course:
In today's market, a good original pilot is an essential sample. Neither pure episodes nor stand-alone screenplays, one-hour pilots nevertheless must have the feeling of both--all in 55-60 pages. This workshop guides you to develop a drama series premise that combines your original vision with a network's likely requirements. From the idea to pilot story structure and finished script, your goal is to create a pilot that effectively establishes ongoing series elements while bringing your characters to life. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Series.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop.
Spec script or original pilot submittal is required.