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Pilot I: Creating the World

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  • 18 and older
  • $650
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  • 30 hours over 10 sessions

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this tv writing class:

Turn your idea for an original TV series into a solid, working premise with "legs" to sustain itself over multiple seasons. Be guided step-by-step through the process of developing strong 'story engines', building out the 'world' of your show, story construction and the ofter overlooked art of outlining.

Learn how to:
  • Create compelling, multi-dimensional characters that we'll want to watch season after season.
  • Construct engaging plots and artfully weave them together.
  • Make the logic and motivations in your stories airtight.
  • Structure scenes to deliver their maximum dramatic/comedic punch.
  • Write dialogue that crackles with authenticity and avoids cliche.
In this workshop, you will write a good chuch (or all*) of your script. You will also receive feedback on your work every week from a professional TV writer and 2-3 times from the entire group. Learn to master the principles of dramatic/comedic structure so that you'll be able to develop your future ideas into full-fledged TV shows and develop strategies for getting into "the business".

*While Pilot I classes emphasize developing the world of your shown and it's structure, it is possible for an especially motivated student to complete a draft of their script over the course.

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

Refunds are given up until the end of the first class in the Pilot I & Pilot II workshops.

Reviews of Classes at The New York Screenwriter's Lab (5)

(5.0-star rating across 5 reviews)
  • Pilot I: Creating the World

    Reviewed by Jina J. on 12/16/2020
    The only tv writing class you'll ever need...Dylan covered everything (with primo examples)! You'll read and dissect the best scripts, write both in and out of class, and get feedback from a master. I signed up for level 2 about 60 seconds after it was offered. If you're serious about getting stronger and finally realizing that idea, do yourself a favor and take this class.
  • Pilot I: Creating the World

    Reviewed by Roger Anthony D. on 6/4/2019
    Dylan is such a great teacher! He's got a lot of enthusiasm in class and gives lots of great information and feedback. It's a great class to take if you want to start your first pilot script or rework a current one you want to finish. Class is weekly and very structured and homework reading other pilots and watching them. A must if you want to write your first pilot!
  • Pilot I: Creating the World

    Reviewed by Rich K. on 5/29/2019
    dylan was great, solid knowledge, likeable, gut clarity around story structure and conflict was great having a weekly deadline [and gave me a good clear nudge when i was slacking off -without shaming]
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Students rave about the classes at Pilot I: Creating the World, stating that it is the only TV writing class they will ever need. Dylan, the instructor, covers everything necessary for writing a pilot script, providing both theory and practical examples. Students appreciate the opportunity to read and analyze the best scripts, as well as receive feedback from a master in the field. The class is highly structured, with weekly assignments and a clear focus on story structure and conflict. Students are enthusiastic about the class and feel motivated to continue their writing journey. Many emphasize that this class is a must for anyone looking to write their first pilot script or improve an existing one. Quotes: 1. "If you're serious about getting stronger and finally realizing that idea, do yourself a favor and take this class." 2. "A must if you want to write your first pilot!" 3. "Great clarity around story structure and conflict."

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Develop your unique voice as a screenwriter, while learning the tools that will last you a writing lifetime.

The New York Screenwriter's Lab offers group classes in writing for television and film in New York City. 

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