VENUE: Made in NY Media Center
ADDRESS: 30 John Street DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The television and streaming programs available to viewers today are more vibrant and varied than ever before. This one-day, six-hour intensive taught by a working TV writer will introduce you to the fundamentals of writing a TV series. You’ll learn how a writers’ room works as a team to create stories, and you’ll come away with tips for writing your own spec pilot.
Instructor Laura Marks (The Good Fight, The Expanse, The Exorcist) will lead you through an in-depth survey of the creative process from a writer’s POV, with a particular focus on the hour-long dramatic series.
This class is part of ClassWork Film Track: Episodic, a sequence of classes that can be taken over a three-month period with experienced instructors guiding you through the ins and outs of creating your first series.
- Points of Entry: ways to start working in TV
- Breaking Story: how a writers’ room constructs a season and an episode; how to contribute your own voice while supporting the creativity of your colleagues
- Outlining: expanding the story beats and communicating your intention
- Writing the Draft: scene structure, character and voice; collaborative drafts vs. single-writer drafts
- The One-Hour Pilot: creating a solid spec pilot that will become your writing sample as you approach the industry