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Eclipse Yourself

at Primary Stages ESPA -

eclipse: v. when one celestial body obscures the light from or to another celestial body. You're the first body. Your characters are the other bodies. Let's find out what's obscuring your play from you by asking your characters to tell you their stories. This will be a writing intensive workshop; you will be writing monologues and scenes to reveal...

Saturday Dec 3rd, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$240

2 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

at Writing Pad -

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 set in outer space or an angsty teen romance...

Saturday Dec 3rd, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

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TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

at Writing Pad -

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let us help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Online TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the...

Sunday Dec 4th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

TV II: A TV Drama Draft Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad -

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, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros (22 scripts sold, The Lot) can help. In this ten-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll...

Sunday Dec 4th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$1,140

10 sessions

Playwright’s TV and Movie Scene Toolkit

at Writing Pad -

You’ve got a killer beat sheet and a fine-tuned outline to boot. But how do you turn those raw materials into the beating heart of an amazing script? Scene work. In this one day TV and Movie scene writing workshop, explore the playwright’s toolset for building compelling story segments. Make your work sizzle with well-crafted conflict, authentic...

Sunday Dec 4th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad -

Do you have a great idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop is for you. The instructor will (Community, Superstore) share secrets for developing a hit comedy show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and Jack’s...

Tuesday Dec 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting

at Writing Pad -

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. 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 King”...

Saturday Dec 3rd, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

Screenwriting II: An Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad -

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week Online advanced screenwriting workshop, Chris shares his secrets for...

Tuesday Dec 6th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

Screenwriting III: A Master Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad -

You have a movie script in progress, but as you move through the acts, plot twists, and scenes, you get stuck. Have no fear. Veteran scribe Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) will help take your script to the next level in this five-week online master screenwriting workshop. Before the first session, you will fill out a brief survey detailing your script...

Thursday Dec 1st, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

TV II: TV Draft Writing

at Writing Pad -

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. In this ten-week Online TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get the instructor's help crafting an amazing outline and writing scenes that have a complete beginning,...

Sunday Dec 4th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$1,140

10 sessions

Story Development (Private)

at Script School -

Bring your Movie or TV idea to a single 2-hour session and one of our screenwriters will help you develop it into a structured story.  Your mentor will assist you in picking a theme, drawing up character ideas and designing a basic storyline, to leave you with the tools and advice you need to write it into a treatment, which can be developed...

Thursday Dec 1st, 8am - 4pm Pacific Time

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TV Dramedy 101

at Writing Pad -

Have you always dreamed of writing the next “Ted Lasso” or “Succession”? If so, then this one-day Online Dramedy workshop is the class for you! We will explains the parameters of the Dramedy format and shares her secret recipe for creating shows that both audiences and execs will adore.  We’ll teach you how to balance humor with heart...

Saturday Jan 14th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

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 Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$444

2 sessions

Screenwriting Level I: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types...drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$444

2 sessions

Writing Scripts 101 Level I: 6 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

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...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$344

2 sessions

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