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Writing TV

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at On the Page - Virtual Classroom

A “learn by doing” class that takes you step-by-step through the TV pitching and writing process, moving you from idea to pages in four weeks. Three classes will be taught by Pilar Alessandra and will focus on creating and developing your series and pilot. One class will be taught by Carole Kirschner and will focus on selling, staffing...

Saturday Apr 10th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$250

4 sessions

Write Your Screenplay

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger Will Forever Change The Way You View Screenwriting. Rather than imposing formulaic models from the outside, we teach you how to organically “grow” your script, from initial idea, to character, to scene, to act, to the movie you’ve always dreamed of writing. Jump Start Your Writing. Whether you’re...

Monday Jan 25th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

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Writing for TV II

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

You’ve got your story. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got the world of your show. Now all you have to is WRITE IT. Writing for TV II will guide you through the process of writing a TV pilot. It will help you navigate the dauntingly specific challenges of the form (the classic guideline requires each pilot to hit 15 specific story beats)...

Tuesday Mar 9th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

Story Development (Private)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Script School - Script School Virtual Classroom

Bring your Movie or TV idea to a single 2-hour session and one of our screenwriters will help you develop it into a structured story.  Your mentor will assist you in picking a theme, drawing up character ideas and designing a basic storyline, to leave you with the tools and advice you need to write it into a treatment, which can be developed...

Tuesday Nov 24th, 8am - 4pm Pacific Time

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

Saturday Dec 5th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

Screenwriting 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Note: This is primarily a lecture class. There will be no feedback on student work. Do you want to write movies, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran Screenwriter Chris Reed will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the silver screen. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox,...

Saturday Jan 16th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

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Playwriting Intensive I: Process

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

There is nothing like a deadline to get you writing and keep you going! Modeling on The Barrow Group aesthetic of using “tools,” this workshop includes in-class writing and out-of-class homework. As a supportive collective we’ll read and discuss our pages in class.  Whether you are looking at finishing a first draft of a play or improving...

Wednesday Jan 6th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$475

8 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen...

Saturday Dec 5th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

TV Comedy II: TV Comedy Draft

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Mr. Pickles) will take you through the paces in this 8-week Online...

Saturday Dec 5th, 2:30pm - 6pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

Screenwriting I: Introduction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

For those who have always wanted to write for the screen but had no idea where and how to start. Through weekly writing, reading and viewing assignments, students will learn about screenplay structure, character development, dialogue, log lines and treatment writing. The final project will be an original, self-contained, short screenplay (12 – 25...

Thursday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

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TV Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show...

Saturday Feb 20th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Screenwriting Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types: drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told...

Saturday Mar 6th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

Monday Jan 11th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Playwriting Intensive I: Structure

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

The word playwright (like boatwright or cartwright) means “maker” of plays, not writer of plays. Playwrights are craftspeople and as reliant on structure as a carpenter or mason. In this class, we begin with an idea that resonates and build from there. Taking cues dating back to Aristotle, we will explore basic structure as we put pencil to paper....

Wednesday Jan 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

Writing Scripts 101 Level 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. The thrill of dramatic writing is that, if you’re lucky, you get to see your work soar to life once all the elements—the work of directors, designers, cast, crew—are added to the vision of your script. Here you will gain...

Thursday Jan 14th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

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