Screenplays & TV Pilots in Progress: Online
You’ve got a brilliant tv pilot or screenplay idea, and maybe even an outline or a few scenes written…now what? It’s time to finish that first draft!
In this fast-paced class, we will write and workshop 4-5 scenes per week, focusing on how to keep every scene engaging and moving the story forward. Toward that end, we’ll read and analyze an award-winning screenplay and/or teleplay (potential writers include Greta Gerwig, Ryan Coogler, Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Each week, we will also dive deep into a particular craft topic such as 3-act structure, character, dialogue, genre, world building, and revision tactics, applying what we learn to both our own writing and our feedback to each other. You will leave this class having made significant progress on (or even completed!) your first draft, as well as a strategy for revision.
This class is ideal for students who have completed GrubStreet’s ‘Intro to TV Writing and Screenwriting’ class, or have a screenplay or teleplay beatsheet and/or outline ready to go.
*NOTE that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink, our online class platform, before 5pm on the first day of class.
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.
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