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TV Spec / Pilot Draft Intensive


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Have an outline for a TV spec script or pilot that you want to take to draft? 

Or a draft that needs to be rewritten?

Maybe you've taken our Televisionary class and want deadlines and feedback as you head into draft?

The TV Spec/Pilot Draft Intensive is a structured 3 session class designed for writers who have a completed script outline and are ready to write their draft. 

You will get that unfinished project written and polished while reviewing core structure and other key elements.

It begins with a pre-class prep week in which writers hand in their outline and read a comedy or drama script chosen by the instructor. In Week One writers receive notes on their outlines from their peers and the instructor. In Weeks Two and Three, they receive notes on the first and second halves of their scripts. 

This is not a rewrite class, though there will be revising and retooling of story and key elements.

Classes cover: 

Structure / Act Outs / Set up / Character Development / Strengthening Dynamic Relationships

Amping up Conflict/ Stakes / Deepening Emotion and/or Comedy / Scene Techniques + In Class Exercises. 

Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience.

Instructor: April Shih

Testimonials:

"Having taken many classes, none have prepared me so thoroughly for a first draft. The Script Anatomy tools helped me delve deep into the theme and tracking of my spec script, allowing me to get to a solid outline in a very short amount of time. The notes from my instructor were thorough and balanced, challenging me to be my best while remaining respectful of my ideas. For the first time in my writing career, the transition from outline to first draft was seamless. I can't say enough great things."

— Paul Ditty, Semi-Finalist for 2017 NBC WOTV, Semi-Finalist for 2017 FOX Writers Intensive, Second Rounder at 2017 Austin Film Fest, Semi-Finalist for 2017 Screencraft's Pilot Launch

When: Saturdays from 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Sep 7th /  Sep  21st /  Oct 5th

*Sign up early! Outlines due at least one week before the start of class!*

 Place:  Blank Spaces,  9415 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

 Cost: $500.00 

 Limit 8 writers

 No refunds after 09/03/2019. Click here for our refund policy.

Earlier Event: August 4
TV Comedy Pilot Lab - *2 SPOTS LEFT!*
Later Event: September 8
*ONLINE* TV Spec / Pilot Draft Intensive