TV Writers Foundation Certificate Course – A 5-Week Intensive Course

Event Date 5 Weekly Classes Beginning Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Location Live event in West Hollywood, OR Online from ANYWHERE!
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Hi everyone,

 

Here’s a great course for writers and producers who want to understand writing for television – the TV WRITERS FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE COURSE – a 5-week intensive that will teach you the ins and outs of writing for television!

 

Details are below – as always, there’s a great discount for INFOLIST.com, and feel free to forward if you know anyone who might be interested!

 

Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!

 

-Jeff

 

Jeffrey R. Gund

INFOLIST.com

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Want to Be the Next Big TV Writer?

 

RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

present

 

TV WRITERS

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

A 5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE

ON WRITING FOR TELEVISION!

 

with

TV WRITER

CYNTHIA RIDDLE

writer and producer of projects for

Netflix, CBSMGM, Disney, Starz, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, Hallmark, and PBS

and winner of numerous screenwriting awards

(see full bio below)

 

TAKE THE CLASS:

IN PERSON in West Hollywood

OR

LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!

If you live outside LA you can watch live from
ANYWHERE on your computer, smart phone, or tablet

OR

Watch after each class with VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!

 

5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE

​5 Monday Evenings

beginning

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

6pm to 8pm

and continuing until

​Monday, March 2nd, 2020

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Screenwriters, writers, or those wanting to write for television, or create a television comedy or drama, and writers or producers who would like to know about the business of writing for television.

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

 

Week 1:  TELEVISION WRITING 101

February 3rd, 2020

– Discussing the key aspects of the primary TV writing formats and the variations on these formats that make up today’s television landscape.

– Comparing and contrasting the key aspects of one-hour procedurals, character dramas, single camera comedies, sitcoms and half hour dramedies.

– Spec’ing existing television shows and writing original material.

– Discussing what it means to be a Television Writer – staff writing; story editing; working in a story room; and show running.

– Identifying important techniques on developing original and dynamic screenplays.

 

Week 2:  THE ONE-HOUR DRAMA AND THE HALF-HOUR COMEDY

February 10th, 2020

Discussing key elements of TV writing:

– Premise

– Characters

– Location and Setting

– The Tone and Style

– Structure and Format

– Target audience

– Breaking down and analyzing a one-hour drama pilot and a half-hour comedy pilot

 

Week 3:  ANALYZING RECENT PILOTS, DEVELOPING YOUR STORY, LOGLINES, CHARACTERS, DIALOGUE WRITING

February 17th, 2020

– Breaking down and analyzing a one-hour drama pilot and a half-hour comedy pilot

– Developing your story.

– Writing meaningful and entertaining dialogue.

– Creating perfect loglines.

– Crafting character breakdowns for casting.

 

Week 4:  PITCHING MATERIALS AND VERBAL PITCH FOR TV

February 24th, 2020

– Creating Pitch Decks, Series Bibles, and Ripomatics.

– Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Pitch documents and Series Bibles.

– Preparing the verbal pitch.

– Working with production companies.

– Pitching to broadcasters.

– Strategies for getting your work seen.

 

Week 5:  TV PILOT PITCHING WORKSHOP

March 2nd, 2020

Advice on TV writer fellowships (NBC’s Writers on the Verge, Fox’s Writers Intensive, Humanitas New Voices Program, ABC Writers Fellowship), and pilot writing competitions (Tracking Board’s Launch Pad, AMC/Austin pilot competition, Sundance Episodic Story Lab, etc.)

– Present your short verbal pitch of your pilot or workshop a scene or a few pages — whatever you would like to present that you feel best shows your work — for feedback.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!

PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Members get $41 OFF!!  That’s just $228 (normally $269!) for a 5-week course with top industry professionals!

UPGRADE NOW (or log in to your Premium/Pro Account) so you can take advantage of this special offer!

 

Or, skip the upgrade and pay regular price –

TO REGISTER:

This class will fill up – register now at:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T8VSHD2T9NZ2G

 

Course Location for LIVE EVENT:

Rough Diamond Productions

1424 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood, CA 90069

 

Information for Online or VOD:

Provided upon registration.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Cynthia Riddle wrote and Executive Produced true crime film “Poisoned Love: The Stacy Castor Story” airing on Lifetime starring Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”).  Cynthia has a feature screenplay set up with the producer of Dallas Buyers Club, currently out to cast and director.  She wrote the award-winning film “Crossroads” for CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame, “The Brittany Murphy Story” biopic for Lifetime, and the highly-rated Hallmark Channel film “Puppy Love.”  She has also written and produced projects for Netflix, MGM, Disney, Starz, Nickelodeon, and PBS.

 

Cynthia won Screencraft’s Jamaica Residency for pilot script “Blood Brothers,” WGA’s Feature & TV Writer Access Project for feature script “Curtains,” and pilot script “Invisible,” WGA’s Autumn Stories French Residency for “Curtains,” WGA CWW’s Drama Queens, Top 20 Finalist out of 9,100 scripts in AMC/Austin Film Festival, Finalist in Sundance Episodic Lab and Humanitas’ ‘New Voices’ for pilot script “Blood Brothers.”  Cynthia has produced 5 award winning short films for “Project Greenlight,” Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmakers Award, and Nintendo/Universal Studios.  Cynthia has an MFA in Screenwriting and Film Production from UCLA, and teaches Feature Screenwriting and Short Film writing at UCLA Extension.

 

REGISTER NOW:

To skip the discount and pay regular price – register now at:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=T8VSHD2T9NZ2G

(Or become a PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Member and get $41 OFF!)

 

For questions or more information:
Call (323) 848-2900
Email: losangeles@raindance.org

 

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