July 24 - Sept 14
Crafting Your Web or Digital Series (Jul 2020)
Registration is now closed for this session.
Anna Kerrigan
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Learn how to create and launch a compelling, original short digital series from concept to marketing. In this live, 8-week online course, you will write your digital pilot, create a series outline, learn how to pitch, fundraise, and bring your series to an audience. Sessions include live pilot reads, peer feedback sessions on your pilot and season arc, and guest speakers. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project and next steps.

By the end of the course, you will learn:

  • What makes a great digital series?
  • How is a digital series different than a television series?
  • How to craft a pilot, break a season and develop a series arc
  • Formats, buyers and platforms such as Quibi, Vimeo, YouTube & Instagram
  • How to pitch your project
  • Financing your series
  • How to find and build an audience

The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, July 24 - September 14
  • SCHEDULE: Friday, 10am - 12pm PT
    • Extended first class session: Friday, July 24, 10am - 12:30pm PT
    • Extended last class session: Friday, September 4, 10am - 12:30pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between September 7-13
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 15 at 2pm PT

Applications are now closed.

Anna Kerrigan is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker with a background in independent film, digital storytelling and theater. COWBOYS, which she wrote and directed, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020 where it won Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Steve Zahn. Her short film HOT SEAT premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, played at many others and was a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. more...
Yoko Okumura is a genre-fluid writer, director, and performer. Born in a Buddhist temple in Japan and raised in the frostbite of Minneapolis, Yoko now lives and works in Los Angeles. She is obsessed with telling rebellious stories through underrepresented perspectives and thrives in the intersection of grit and glamour. more...
Lizzie Rose is a Canadian-American screenwriter and director, working in both narrative and documentary filmmaking. Her short film THE LAW OF AVERAGES premiered at Clermont-Ferrand, played at Palm Springs, and won the Jury Prize at both Tallin Black Nights and the Provincetown International Film Festival. more...

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