Writing Your First Streaming TV Series

SCRIPT X 462.3E

Learn to develop a scripted TV series in the era of streaming services in this course designed to help jumpstart your original concept.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand how viewer behavior in streaming environments should inform your series
  • Identify your unique vision or format with in-depth storytelling
  • Work toward developing a pitch deck for your series
  • Get input on your creative concepts and how to develop them into irresistible shows

About this course:

Developing a new scripted television or streaming series is more exciting than ever. 2019 saw 532 original series in the US. Just one decade earlier there were less than half that number. For writers, this means the demand for original scripted series is hotter than ever.  It used to be the high concept, a.k.a., easy to pitch series was every writer’s goal. Pitches sounded something like: “She’s a regular girl in high school who just happens to be the vampire slayer.” With the advent of streaming services, audience viewing habits have changed dramatically. We now binge watch and can stream any genre we want at any given time, day or night, whether it be fall, summer, winter, or spring. Writers are now encouraged to pitch series beyond the high concept. Series with a unique vision or format and more depth in storytelling are welcome and sought after. This course teaches the basics of how to develop a scripted series in the current TV and streaming landscape. Students conceive creative ideas and develop them into viable series formats and concepts with the goal of having a pitch deck in hand by the end of the course. If you have been wanting to make your own original series, this course starts you on your way.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Cynthia Hsiung
379100
Fee:
$665.00
23 days left. Enroll by Mar 30, 2021
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Tue Mar 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Apr 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue May 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jun 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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