*Remote Optional*

Writing the TV Pilot - Remote!

4 Thursdays from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST), starting May 7th
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
If you’ve got a brilliant tv pilot idea, and maybe even an outline or a few scenes written, but are craving community, then this fast-paced class is for you! Over the course of four weeks, we will write and workshop up to 5 scenes/week, focusing on how to keep every scene engaging and moving the story forward. Toward that end, we’ll read and analyze award-winning TV pilots, and dive deep into a weekly craft topic to see it in play and better understand how to apply it 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 draft, as well as with a complete set of notes and strategy for revision. This class is ideal for students who have completed one of GrubStreet’s Intro to TV Writing classes, and/or have a TV pilot beatsheet and/or outline ready to go.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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

  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"


  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Revision Assignments
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework
  • Computer or Tablet Recommended


  • Screenwriting

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