Writing the One-Hour Pilot I
Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.
What you can learn.
- Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
- Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
- Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
- Begin writing your original pilot script
About this course:Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process; you learn how to envision the world of your show; create characters and conflict; build a storytelling engine; and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. 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 one-hour pilot script.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the One-Hour Pilot I.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.