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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

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...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm

Short Story 1: Short Story Workshop

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

Instructor: Mathieu Cailler Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week Los Angeles short story workshop, Mathieu Cailler (The Los Angeles Times, Saturday Evening Post) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class...

Sunday Oct 27th, 2pm - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

Podcasting: Start Your Podcast

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

Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week Los Angeles Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert Anna Scott will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

Publishing Short Stories 101

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

Have you fantasized about seeing a story of yours published in Zyzzyva? Award-winning writer, Dominica Phetteplace will give you the resources, structure, and inspiration to hustle your work effectively into a literary magazine, and she’ll take the pain out of the submission process. In this 1-day publishing workshop in San Francisco, she will even...

Saturday Oct 19th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Novel I: Intro to Novel Writing Workshop

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5 week Los Angeles intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. If you like, you can even bring...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

TV I: TV Pilot Workshop

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

Sep 26, Oct 16, Nov 14, 2019 Do you have a great idea for Netflix or Amazon’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Brett Paesel (consulting producer – I Love Dick and Transparent) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Los Angeles TV Pilot Development Workshop, you’ll learn how to...

Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 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...

Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

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...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

Scene Writing Workshop

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

You’ve got your killer beats. Maybe you’ve even got your fine-tuned outline. But how do you turn those raw materials into the beating heart of an amazing script–the scene? In this one day Scene Writing Workshop, veteran TV and screenwriter Steve Peros (22 scripts sold) will show you how to build your story from the inside out, making each scene...

Sunday Oct 27th, 2pm - 5pm

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 Comedy 101

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

Have you always wanted to develop a comedy for TV but weren’t sure where to start? In this one-day seminar format Los Angeles TV Comedy 101 Clinic, veteran TV Writer Todd Waldman (Showrunner, Single By 30, Embeds, Happy Endings, 3 pilots sold) teaches you the essentials of the biz & helps you discover if comedy is right for you.  The class...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

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

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Ryan O’Nan (Queen of the South, Legion) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 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 Nov 9th, 2pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

TV Writer's Room Workshop

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

Ever fantasized about working in a Hollywood studio writer’s room or wondered what it would be like to craft the next big HBO series with your fellow scribes? Or maybe you’ve just gotten that first staffing gig and want to set yourself up for success.  In this one-day Los Angeles TV Writer’s Room Workshop, you’ll learn about room hierarchy...

Sunday Nov 10th, 2pm - 9pm

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