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West Village, Manhattan
104 W 14th St 3rd Fl
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Dylan Gary

What you'll learn in this tv writing class:

The One-Day TV Pilot Crash Course will give you a comprehensive overview of a structure and elements that combine to create a successful TV show (comedy or drama). Through lecture, exercises and discussion.

The topics covered will include:
  • The various structures used in TV. And which structure will best suit needs of your show.
  • How to pack your show with enough conflict to generate multiple seasons worth of fresh-feeling stories.
  • How to create compelling, multi-dimensional characters and design dynamic cast.
  • The principles of effective plotting and captivating story construction.
  • How to write dialogue that crackles with authenticity.
  • Strategies for getting into the TV Writing business and more...
Time will also be allocated for feedback from the instructor on students' pilot ideas for those that would like it.

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Refunds are given up until the end of the first class in the Pilot I & Pilot II workshops.


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TV Pilot Crash Course
Reviewed by Lydia H. on 10/28/2018
This class was informative and encouraging! Dylan was an engaging speaker and an engaged listener, and laid out the foundational elements of writing a tv pilot. I would recommend having an idea for a pilot in mind to get the most out of the exercises done in class.

School: The New York Screenwriter's Lab


Develop your unique voice as a screenwriter, while learning the tools that will last you a writing lifetime.

The New York Screenwriter's Lab offers group classes in writing for television and film in New York City. 

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