Write Your Pilot... and Sell It-- THIS MONTH!

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Hey, all--

Just wanted to let you all know... I'm teaching my "Pilot Writing" course for Mediabistro again this month, and if you're in L.A., I'd love to see you all there! This seminar is a blast... it's one of my favorite classes to teach... and you'll learn everything you need to know about writing pilots in 3 hours! Plus, we're having a special guest this time... Stacy Traub, who created ABC's Notes from the Underbelly a couple years ago. (I always show the Notes pilot in class because I think it's such a well-constructed pilot, and I managed to convince Stacy to come by and chat about... so it's gonne be an extra-special class this time.) Here's the scoop...


Writing the TV Pilot: Create & Sell Your Own Series

Now that Friends, Frasier,Sex and the City, and E.R. (almost) 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
pitch.

This seminar will feature special guest Stacy Traub, creator/executive producer of Notes from the Underbelly and executive producer of HBO's new series Washingtonienne. She's also written and produced Spin City, What I Like About You, and Kitchen Confidential.

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 Tuesday, March 24, 6:45-9:45 pm
WHEREBlankspaces, Los Angeles, CA 90036
FOR MORE INFOCLICK HERE or call 212-547-7890

PRICE

$65 ($50 for )

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