Writing the TV Pilot

Prerequisite: Introduction to Screenwriting. 42 Classroom hours.

FLM 310 A : Mon

This course is an introduction to the analysis and practice of writing a television pilot.  Some TV writing basics are covered, including the creation of an outline and a beat sheet, A stories and B stories, serial vs procedural episode progression, and maintaining tone.  TV pilot development skills include choosing a genre/style, giving your premise "legs," creating compelling series characters, and writing a "show bible.”  Students will engage in writing exercises to develop these skills, culminating in the outline of a full pilot episode and a show bible.  Considerable outside work is necessary.

Class begins January 9, 2017
Tuition: $615 (discounted to $575 if registered and payed in full ON-LINE by Sunday Jan. 1, 2017.)