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Writing TV

at On the Page - Studio City 12412 Ventura Blvd Suite #3
, Studio City, California 91604

Break story on your pilot, construct your new series and learn about the TV business in this in-person, day-long intensive. First, spend the day developing your series pitch and structuring your pilot episode with Pilar Alessandra. Then, learn about the business of writing (selling, staffing, representation) with special guest speaker Carole...

Sunday Oct 6th, 10am - 5pm

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

Saturday Sep 28th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

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TV: Character Driven Stories

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You’ve got a story, outline or treatment for a TV Show or Feature. You know your characters in and out, but now you have to write compelling, dramatic, hilarious, true scenes! In this one-day Bringing TV Characters To Life workshop “Transparent” and “I Love Dick” Consulting Producer Brett Paesel, helps you break down...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10:30am - 5:30pm

TV I: TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

Screenwriting 2-Day Masterclass

at Script School - Hollywood 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90068

Spend two days with screenwriting industry professionals, learning how to write and understand the pitching process. What to expect in this class: Group talks by professional filmmakers and writers. Write your own story and understand how professional scripts are formatted. Listen to professional actors read your scripts aloud and direct them...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)
$399

2 sessions

Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #303, Los Angeles, California 90021

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. If so, veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) can help. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the a screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually become “The Lion...

Saturday Sep 28th, 11am - 2pm

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

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TV Structure for Pilot Writing

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Killer TV Pilot Architecture clinic. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen love romance set on a Montana ranch there’s a set of basic principles that will help you consistently arrive at “the end.”...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm

Sell Your Script: Intro to Screenwriting

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa 2701 Fairview Rd
Ronnenberg Center Rm 101, Costa Mesa, California 92626

Discover the art and craft of screenwriting, from concept to first original idea, and transform it to screenwriting form. Each week, students will watch movies at home, which will be discussed in class. Structure, characterization, and plot will be talked about, and students will also write and critique their material in a workshop/classroom setting. ...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$175

8 sessions

Sell Your Script: Intermediate/Advanced Screenwriting

at Orange Coast College Community Education - Costa Mesa 2701 Fairview Rd
Ronnenberg Center Rm 101, Costa Mesa, California 92626

This class is appropriate for anyone with a general working knowledge of screenwriting, whether they have taken the Introduction to Screenwriting class or not. Students continue the knowledge gained in the Introductory Class as they flesh out and continue working on their scripts. Structure, theme, characterization, writing techniques, marketing, and...

Tuesday Oct 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$199

10 sessions

TV: Dialogue Bootcamp

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You’re working on an outline or 1 pager for a TV Show, feature or writing a story. Your idea is solid, but you’re stumped about how to craft dialogue that seamlessly does the heavy lifting for your story. In this two-day TV Dialogue Bootcamp workshop, Transparent Consulting Producer and Successful Novelist and Memoirist Brett Paesel...

Saturday Sep 28th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$185

2 sessions

TV II: TV Comedy Draft Writing

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen.  No problem! Your instructor will take through the paces in this 10-week Los Angeles TV Comedy...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2:30pm - 6pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

TV II: TV Draft Writing

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, successful writer Brett Paesel (Transparent, 7 Pilot Sold) can help. In this eight-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get...

Saturday Oct 12th, 2pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

Screenwriting

at Script School - Hollywood 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90068

Come to our campus in Hollywood ONE WEEKEND PER MONTH for SIX MONTHS for an immersive two-day writing class. With ten students in total and one industry professional leading the way, development, discussion and idea generation will come from peer-to-peer discussion and Mentor notes. During the last two sessions, professional actors will join the...

Saturday Nov 23rd, 9am - 6pm

  (13 sessions)
$2,999

13 sessions

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The 90-Day Screenplay Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. The 90-Day Screenplay is an intensive workshop designed to guide the screenwriter from initial idea, through first-draft, and finally to the completion of a polished screenplay. This workshop is available to screenwriters at all levels....

No Upcoming Schedules
$545

13 sessions

Screenwriting 101: Screenwriting Fundamentals Seminar

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #303, Los Angeles, California 90021

Do you want to write movies, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran Screenwriter Chris Reed will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the silver screen. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually...

No Upcoming Schedules
$95
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