Aug 10 - Oct 4
TV Writing: Crafting Your Pilot (Aug. 2020)
Registration is now closed for this session.
Thania St. John
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Learn how to give shape and form to the outline of your pilot with an experienced TV writer as your guide. In this live, online course you will cover openings and endings, dialogue, and sharpening characters. Sessions include presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. 


Eligibility Requirement: Completion of Sundance Co//ab TV Writing Core Elements course or completion of at least one pilot script as the writer.


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, August 10 - October 4
  • SCHEDULE: Mondays, 10am - 12pm PT 
    • Extended first class session: Monday, August 10, 10am - 1pm PT
    • Week 5 Class is held on Tuesday, September 8  this week in observance of Labor Day in the US
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between Sept 28 - Oct 4
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 20 at 2pm PT


Applications are now closed.

Instructor
Starting her television career on the iconic 21 JUMP STREET, Thania went on to create two network TV series of her own (VR5 and CRISIS CENTER) and to write and produce over twenty popular and award winning dramas such as LIFE GOES ON, LOIS AND CLARK, ROSWELL, HUFF, EUREKA, DROP DEAD DIVA, GRIMM, CHICAGO FIRE, COVERT AFFAIRS and PROJECT BLUE BOOK. She has written over two dozen pilots for all four broadcast networks as well as Showtime, Lifetime, SyFy and USA and has also written several feature films now in development. more...
Advisor
Eliza was the 2016 Sundance Asian-American Feature Film Fellow, and attended the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive that same year with her Athena Film Festival award-winning screenplay, A BEAUTIFUL LIE, about crime novelist Patricia Highsmith. In 2017, she was selected to participate at the first ever Amazon Studios lab. more...
Advisor
Liza St. John is a screenwriter born and raised in Los Angeles. She has written both original and adapted screenplays and currently has a pilot in development with Wonderthink, a production company from media veterans Tony Goldwyn and Richard LaGravenese. Liza has also worked in animation writing for Nickelodeon’s WELCOME TO THE WAYNE. more...
Advisor
Veronica Rodriguez is a writer, director, and producer. After growing up with her Mexican-American Brady Bunch family and attending an all-girls high school where she learned she didn’t have to shave her legs all the time, Veronica went on to receive her B.A. from Santa Clara University and then attended The Peter Stark Producing Program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts where she received her M.F.A. more...

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