Writing the One-Hour or Half-Hour Pilot II

SCRIPT X 422.6

Turn your TV pilot outline into a complete script with a vivid storyworld with complex characters.

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What you can learn.

  • Draft a TV pilot episode from your existing outline
  • Maximize drama or comedy elements in collaboration with other writers
  • Focus on script elements like scenes and dialogue

About this course:

This workshop guides you to write a solid draft of an original pilot script from your one-hour or half-hour outline created in a previous course. You start by reworking your story idea and outline as needed, fixing story problems, and maximizing the drama or comic potential. Special attention is paid to refining the world, characters, tone, and story of your pilot. You then move toward completing a polished first draft of your script, working on scenes, dialogue, and action, until it captures your original vision and matches a network's likely requirements. You must bring a completed story outline and first 10 pages to the first day of class.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the One-Hour or Half-Hour Pilot II.

SCRIPT X 422.3 Writing the One-Hour Pilot I or SCRIPT X 422.1 Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I, or equivalent, or department approval.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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