Wanna Sell Your Spec Pilot?…

Hey, everyone–

If you missed it a few months ago…

I’m teaching another “Writing the TV Pilot” seminar in Los Angeles this month, and I hope you can all make it! 

Spec pilots are selling like hot cakes these days… Matthew Weiner‘s Mad Men on AMC was a spec pilot… and so was Sons of Tucson, FOX‘s new midseason comedy.  Yours could be next!

This is a great class for anyone working on a spec pilot or thinking of writing a spec pilot… or even if you want to be a producer, agent, or executive developing pilots at networks, studios, or production companies. 

We’ll also have a special guest… Stacy Traub, creator of ABC‘s Notes from the Underbelly, who’s also written and produced for Spin City, Happy Family, Kitchen Confidential, Suddenly Susan, and HBO‘s upcoming Washingtonienne.  (Last time we had Lesley Wake-Webster, who has written and produced for Kitchen Confidential, What I Like About You, Ruby & the Rockets, and That ’80’s Show.)

Here’s the scoop… hope to see you there!

Writing the TV Pilot: Create & Sell Your Own Series

Now that E.R., My Name Is Earl, The Sopranos, and Friends are
off the air,
networks are looking for the next great new show. And with
so many cable networks actively seeking original programming, the time has never been better to develop and pitch your own series idea.
This seminar will show you how to develop and write a pilot, detail
what to include in a proposal, and discuss the elements of the perfect

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • Which types of shows the networks are looking for
  • Where to pitch and who to pitch to
  • How to write a synopsis that captures producers’ attention
  • How to create compelling characters
  • How to generate ideas for a season’s worth of episodes
  • What to include in your pitch — and what to leave out
  • How to write a saleable pilot

WHEN Monday, June 15, 7-10 pm
WHERE  Beverly Hills Bar Assoc., 300 S. Beverly Dr., 2nd Fl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE or call 212-547-7890

$65 ($50 for )

And here for your viewing pleasure is a preview scene from FOX’s upcoming half-hour comedy, Sons of Tucson, which was bought as a spec script written by Princeton college buddies Greg Bratman and Tommy Dewey

Sons of Tucson

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