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TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(60) Beginner 16 and older
$420

4 sessions

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TV Writing I: 10-Week Workshop (Self-Paced))

Gotham Writers Workshop

Start creating your TV script for an existing show in this comprehensive workshop offered by Gotham Writers Workshop. This beginner-friendly course covers everything from episode ideas and character development to the technical format for TV scripts and the real-world process of writing TV shows. Get ready to take your TV writing skills to the next level.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

2 sessions

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Writing Scripts 101 Level I (Self-Paced)

Gotham Writers Workshop

Unleash your creative potential and see your words come to life on the big screen, TV, or stage with Gotham Writers Workshop's Writing Scripts 101. Discover the essential techniques of dramatic writing and explore the exciting world of screenwriting, TV writing, and playwriting. Join us and embark on a thrilling journey into the art of storytelling.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$364

2 sessions

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TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad

Learn from TV comedy expert, Jack Kukoda, how to transform your beat sheets into a hilarious pilot script in this 8-week online workshop. Develop your characters, write an engaging opening scene, and turn your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be on your way to revising your first draft and creating an Emmy-worthy comedy.

(60) All levels 16 and older
$1,140

10 sessions

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TV Writing I: 10-Week Workshop (Online)

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Start creating your TV script for an existing show in this comprehensive workshop offered by Gotham Writers Workshop. This beginner-friendly course covers everything from episode ideas and character development to the technical format for TV scripts and the real-world process of writing TV shows. Get ready to take your TV writing skills to the next level.

(745) Beginner 18 and older
$464

10 sessions

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Crime Scene Confidential: Mystery Writing For TV

Unlock the secrets of crafting gripping mysteries for television with acclaimed writer Elizabeth Baxa. Learn to build suspense and tension through expertly woven plot twists and compelling storytelling techniques. Whether you're drawn to cozy mysteries or hard-boiled thrillers, discover how to captivate your audience from the very first page.

  • All levels
  • 16 and older
  • $95
  • Interactive Online Classroom
  • 3 hours

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  • $95
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What you'll learn in this tv writing class:

What’s a surefire way to hook your audience on page one? Start with a mystery. Whether it’s a gruesome whodunit or a surprising white lie, we can’t resist a question mark. In this one-day workshop, you’ll explore the mechanics of this tried-and-true storytelling device through craft lectures, examples and in class writing exercises. Whether your genre is cozy, hard-boiled or procedural you’ll find your fluency with Chekhovian guns, red herrings and Macguffins! HBO’s PERRY MASON writer Elizabeth Baxa, takes you through the paces to build scintillating suspense and terrifying tension into your narrative. By the end, you’ll leave with a suite of literary devices to transform the unknown into a source of maximum drama and conflict for your lead. Trench coat and fedora not included.

138 padders have been staffed & 116 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.

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.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

All sales are final and there are no refunds.

Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. In that case, your class credit will be good for a year from the original sign up date and will expire after that. Otherwise, you will forfeit your payment/payments.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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