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Writing TV

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at On the Page - Virtual Classroom

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...

Saturday Jul 11th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$250

4 sessions

Online Class: Fundamentals of Playwriting

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Primary Stages ESPA - Online Zoom, New York, New York 00000

If you’re just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! In this 5-week class, Kara Lee Corthron will help you build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation. This class might be for you if you are: A budding playwright who wants to get down to basics. A...

Monday Jul 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$460

6 sessions

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Writing for TV II

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

You’ve got your story. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got the world of your show. Now all you have to is WRITE IT. Writing for TV II will guide you through the process of writing a TV pilot. It will help you navigate the dauntingly specific challenges of the form (the classic guideline requires each pilot to hit 15 specific story beats)...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

TV Drama Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

Join writers from all over the world and your teacher, Pulitzer Prize nominated author, TV writer, screenwriter, professor, and former HBO executive, Stephen Molton, for this unique Television Drama Weekend Intensive Workshop. Get ready to dive deep into the structure of of the pilot and learn what makes a drama pilot sell. Collaborate live through...

Wednesday Jul 15th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

TV Comedy Writing - Level 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

This is the only class of its kind—run like a real writer’s room on a 30 minute TV comedy series, taught by a professional showrunner with over 25 years of industry experience—and featuring the work of a community of talented student writers. Working with your classmates, and under the showrunning mentorship of Jerry Perzigian, you’ll develop...

Wednesday Jul 8th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

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Write Your Screenplay

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger Will Forever Change The Way You View Screenwriting. Rather than imposing formulaic models from the outside, we teach you how to organically “grow” your script, from initial idea, to character, to scene, to act, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing. Jump Start Your Writing. Whether you’re...

Monday Jul 6th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

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Screenwriting 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Note: This is primarily a lecture class. There will be no feedback on student work. 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,...

Saturday Jul 11th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Writing Scripts 101 Level 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. The thrill of dramatic writing is that, if you’re lucky, you get to see your work soar to life once all the elements—the work of directors, designers, cast, crew—are added to the vision of your script. Here you will gain...

Thursday Jul 9th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

Playwriting: Inspirations from Contemporary Playwrights

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Irish Arts Center - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Online, New York 00000

Playwriting: Inspirations from Contemporary & 20th Century Irish Playwrights  A practical workshop to help you craft dynamic stories. Whether you are interested in full-length plays, musicals, short plays, or other forms, all forms of dramatic writing have essential ideas and techniques that can be utilized to bring out the drama in any...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

Playwriting II: Writing a Full-Length Play

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Irish Arts Center - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Online, New York 00000

A continuation of Playwriting I. Students will go from writing a short play or scene to attempting to write a full-length script. You will be guided through advanced writing exercises and reading of plays, and through in-class feedback and sharing, students will leave class with either a draft of a new work or significant portion of a completed draft. ...

Wednesday Jul 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

Screenwriting II: Writing a Feature

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

For those who have already taken Screenwriting I, workshop guides students through the process of creating a feature film script. By analyzing and breaking down various successful feature film scripts, students will learn the three-act structure and how to create a successful, fully-fleshed out protagonist and antagonist. Students will then be guided...

Sunday Jul 12th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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 Jul 11th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

TV Comedy II: TV Comedy Draft

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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! Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Mr. Pickles) will take you through the paces in this 8-week Online...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$1,140

10 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Killer TV Pilot Architecture clinic. Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. 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...

Saturday Jul 11th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

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