Here’s a great course on HOW TO BREAK INTO TELEVISION – an ONLINE 5-week intensive course on everything you need to know about how to start your career in television!
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HOW DO I BREAK INTO TV?
WRITE AND SELL A HOT SCRIPT!
Learn what makes a pilot script stand out and get picked up for series, and then
Pitch your concepts to leading writers/showrunners and get feedback!
AN ONLINE 5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
SUCCESSFUL TV WRITER
Credits including numerous shows such as The Closer, Kyle XY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Unreal, Sleepwalkers, Soldier of Fortune, After Lately with Chelsea Handler, Chicago Med, and many more!
(see full bio below)
ALSO FEATURING TV WRITER GUEST SPEAKERS:
Craig has served as Executive producer/writer on S.W.A.T, Chicago PD, Cult, and Defiance and has a number of series he created in development with various networks.
Joshua is both a graphic novelist and top TV writer with numerous projects in active development as TV series. He has written on many TV shows including Ultimate Spiderman, Young Justice, Skylanders Academy, Wisdom of the Crowd, Incorporated, and Chicago Med.
Mike is a writer and producer, known for creating the ultra successful series American Dad!, Other producing/writing credits include Family Guy, and Off Centre.
A busy working writer and producer, Matt has both written and produced many TV shows including Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Happy Wheels, Community, Men at Work, and Outlands.
TAKE THE CLASS:
LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!
watch after each class on VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!
5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
FIVE Wednesday Evenings
WEDNESDAY, May 27th, 2020
6pm to 8pm PST (9pm – 11pm EST)
and continuing until
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
*We are only holding an online/VOD version of this course due to COVID-19.
ABOUT THE CLASS:
The goal here is to help you do what is widely considered the first step into this business. It’s also a step one must take no matter where they are in the biz – if they want a spec pilot that is going to get them reps, managers, and most importantly, a meeting with a show because THEY LOVED THE PILOT YOU WROTE. Getting feedback from David Weinstein as well as classmates and other industry professionals will allow you to have a nice head start into creating a wonderful to read pilot that hopefully will help you kickstart the writing career you are after. None of it is easy, but is sure helps to have a good pilot for people to read.
This is a FIVE WEEK PROGRAM that requires you to show up just one day a week (attending online).
WEEKLY COURSE OUTLINE:
WEEK 1: THE IDEA (May 27th)
Bring your ideas! On day one, you will get to hear from me, an industry professional, I will talk about my journey from writer to busy working tv writer. After that, I want to hear your ideas. Students should be expected to bring at least 2/3 ideas so that we can decide on which one makes the best pilot for you to write in hopes of using it as a selling tool for yourself. Make sure this is just a longline – no more than 2/3 sentences at most. If all goes well, you will leave the first day knowing that you have an idea in hand.
WEEK 2: THE STORY (June 3rd)
Again, we will hear from another working TV writer and what their journey was and how their spec pilot got them rolling into the industry, and then I want to hear the basic informal pitch of the pilot you are setting out to write. This pitch should include characters, a beginning, middle and an end. Then we can make adjustments before sending people out on “BEAT SHEET” assignment for the following week. Each participant will have 5 minutes to pitch and five minutes for feedback.
WEEK 3: THE BEATS (June 10th)
I want to hear all your beats. And I want to read them, too. A basic “beat sheet” is something we do before getting into an actual outline so that we can make further adjustments. An industry professional will also be weighing in and the goal is to make sure that you are ready to go into your outline. By the time you leave on week three you should be ready for: What we will do is SHARE the screen with your BEAT SHEET so we can GO THROUGH TOGETHER. All participants will either read out their beat sheet or give a copy of it to me and the rest of the class to read and get feedback on it.
WEEK 4: THE OUTLINE (June 17th)
This is where we expand the beats into a working outline – for a sitcom or half hour/ a page. For a one hour – two page max. (WHAT YOU GUYS THINK?) You are to bring this in and I will go over it along with an industry professional. Only I’ve had the outline for a couple of days because you’ve emailed it to me – this way we have a nice head start for the class, because when class is over, for our final week… Outlines to be sent to me the day before the class so I have a chance to read and make notes for feedback to be given in the class.
WEEK 5: I WANT PAGES! 5 to be exact! (June 24th)
Yup. The first 5 pages in SCRIPT FORM. And then two people from the TV industry are going to read those pages and talk to you about them and your concept. By the time you leave this class, you will be off to write a pilot script. If you’ve been paying attention, I’m sure you’ll be off to a great start. THE IDEA BEING, by the time we are done – you’ll have a working outline/treatment – and you’ll have a few pages of proof of concept to go off and write a great pilot (pages will need to be sent to instructor 3 days before class).
These pilots are the most important tool to have when it comes to breaking into the tv writing business and I would love to help get you started. By the end of the course you will have all the tools you need to get writing and the best chances of creating a TV pilot that you can get representation with and jump start your career!
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Working in so many genres out of necessity, David began his career with an episode of SILK STALKINGS, then used an NYPD BLUE spec script to get his name around in the TV business, eventually starting his TV staffing career on an NBC one-hour “Thrillogy” show called SLEEPWALKERS. One hour dramas like SOLDIER OF FORTUNE and KYLE XY followed, which lead to a pilot deal at MTV. After the pilot failed to get cast, he continued to work in one hour, including THE CLOSER with Kyra Sedgewick. After a break from drama, he began a comedy career, writing for JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, then the half-hour Larry Sanders-esque AFTER LATELY for Chelsea Handler and STEVIE TV for rising youTube star Stevie Ryan. He also sold his own pilot, MUNCHIE THE AGENT to VH1. Another comedy pilot (half-hour comedy) sold to CBS called MURSES about the day to day plight of male nurses. After a one year stint writing for the WWE, David returned to Drama in LUCKY SEVEN, UNREAL, and CHICAGO MED. He currently has many shows in development, a book deal with Jimmy Kimmel that is being developed into a series and mostly is staying indoors with his cats during Covid-19.
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