June 16 - Aug 9
TV Writing: Core Elements (Jun 2020)
Registration is now closed for this session.
Jennifer Glickman

Learn the core elements of writing a TV pilot with an accomplished TV writer as your guide. In this live, online course, you will create an outline for an original pilot script and learn a set of tools to help you ask the important questions of every scene and character that will get you past "stuck" when writing future episodes. These eight weeks will cover developing characters, pilot structure, establishing tableau and tone, beat sheets and outlines. Sessions include presentation, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

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, June 16 - Aug 9 
  • SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm PT 
    • Extended first class session: Tuesday, June 16, 10am - 1pm PT
    • Extended last class session: Tuesday, July 28, 10am - 1pm PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between Aug 3 - 9
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 26 at 2pm PT

Applications are now closed.

Jennifer Glickman has been working as a television writer for more than 20 years, on the staffs of dozens of series and pilots. more...
Born in New Jersey, Jenn Lloyd graduated with a degree in film from Syracuse University and started her career writing sketches at Second City Los Angeles before being staffed on the FOX sitcom, THE WAR AT HOME. She has over ten years experience writing family comedies, network sitcoms, and video games. more...
Ayla Harrison is an LA-based writer and arts instructor. She's taught courses at UCLA, The Shakespeare Theatre, and El Camino College. When she’s not teaching, Ayla writes for film, television, and theatre. She has written and developed work for Hulu, Davis Entertainment, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, La MaMa, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. more...
After earning a Double Honours degree in English and History at the University of Toronto, Andrew moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute's Screenwriting MFA programme. more...

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