Online: Zoom

TV Pilots & Bibles

4 Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting July 12th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
In this four-week workshop we’ll embark on a collaborative ‘how do I do this / where do I even begin’ journey toward the goal of writing a TV pilot. We’ll look at the key craft elements in visual storytelling including structure, character, dialogue and more. And we’ll talk about the process of TV writing from brainstorming and vetting concepts to outlining them with beatsheets, to formatting and screenwriting software. We’ll even workshop opening scenes! For deeper understanding, we’ll view and analyze clips from shows such as, but not limited to: Sex Education, The Good Place, and Succession. Students can expect to leave this class with a logline, pilot beatsheet, character sketches, the first draft of a pitch bible, and opening scenes, as well as a plan for how to proceed on their own and maintain momentum! 

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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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Shari D. Frost
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Frequent Deadlines"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


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  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • Screenwriting

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