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.
Suggested Prerequisites

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.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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