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TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

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...

Sunday Dec 8th, 2pm - 5pm

TV and Screenwriter Representation

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Do you have that killer pilot or movie script that’s dying to be sold but you have no idea how to get it to the right person? The best way to get a manager is to know one. Enter Chad Snopek, manager of Mark Friedman (Executive Producer, Fox’s “Wayward Pines”) and producer, to take you through the process of finding literary representation....

Sunday Dec 15th, 6pm - 9pm

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Killer TV Pilot Architecture clinic. 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 love romance set on a Montana ranch there’s a set of basic principles that will help you consistently arrive at “the end.”...

Sunday Dec 15th, 6pm - 9pm

From the Page to the Stage: A One-Person Show Workshop

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Are you an actor or a comedian yearning for your 15 minutes of fame? A solo-show could help launch your career and get you the attention that you deserve. Or maybe you have a solo show but want to take it to the next level? In this intensive one-day Los Angeles Solo Show Workshop, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (The Kominsky Method, 10 award-winning...

Saturday Dec 14th, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Short Story 1: Short Story Workshop

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Instructor: Mathieu Cailler Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week Los Angeles short story workshop, Mathieu Cailler (The Los Angeles Times, Saturday Evening Post) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class...

Sunday Jan 12th, 2pm - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

Screenwriting I: Intro to Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #303, Los Angeles, California 90021

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. If so, veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) can help. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the a screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually become “The Lion...

Monday Jan 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let the successful TV writers help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot...

Thursday Jan 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

TV I: TV Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you have a great idea for Netflix or Amazon’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Brett Paesel (consulting producer – I Love Dick and Transparent) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Los Angeles TV Pilot Development Workshop, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling...

Wednesday Jan 22nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

Podcasting: Start Your Podcast

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week Los Angeles Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert Anna Scott will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful...

Thursday Jan 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$495

5 sessions

TV I: TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...

Monday Jan 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this five-week Los Angeles NY Times Worthy Personal Essay class, The instructor will share insights into securing this prestigious but elusive prize.  Through fun, in class exercises, an informative craft talk, and...

Sunday Jan 19th, 2pm - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

Saturday Feb 8th, 11am - 1pm

  (7 sessions)
$425

7 sessions

Screenwriting 101

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #303, Los Angeles, California 90021

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, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually...

Saturday Jan 11th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Screenwriting II: An Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #303, Los Angeles, California 90021

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week Los Angeles advanced screenwriting workshop, Chris shares his secrets...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

TV Drama Pitching: Sell It In the Room

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly Drama or Dramedy pilot premise with great characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next, a pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? How about a huge opportunity to learn pitching, branding techniques and pitch your show in front of executives who develop shows for ABC?...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 7pm - 10pm

  (2 sessions)
$225

2 sessions

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