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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Television Pilot Intensive

No Longer Enrolling

  • $275.00 Non-Member
  • $245.00 Member

Class Description

We've entered a new golden age of television, thanks to shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Orange Is the New Black, and Veep, and because of new content creators like Netflix and Amazon (and now even Yahoo!?), there is a need for unique content like never before.

Whether you’ve always dreamed of writing for TV or just want to break out of your comfort zone and try something new, this class will take you through the process of developing a TV series from inception to story bible to pilot. We will discuss the elements of a good series, the elements of a compelling pilot, and then we will put those elements to work. Each student will develop his or her own TV series from the ground up and begin writing the show's pilot.

Students will come away with a better understanding of the inner workings of television and a large portion of a pilot for a viable television series.

Scholarships Format/Location

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 detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!