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The First Draft: Writing Class

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This 2-day workshop will focus on the core elements of writing a 1-hour dramatic series spec script—based on an existing series—from pre

What You'll Get

This 2-day workshop will focus on the core elements of writing a 1-hour dramatic series spec script—based on an existing series—from premise to outline to completed teleplay. 

This workshop might be for you if you:

  • Are a writer who has written in other formats and want to learn the fundamentals of writing a 1-hour teleplay. 
  • Want to eventually write an original 1-hour drama pilot. 
  • Are ready to be challenged in a classroom environment that will be conducted like a professional TV series writing room. 

In this workshop you will: 

  • Learn how to analyze elements of a television series, including character resumes, storylines, escalating conflicts, stakes, and act breaks. 
  • Learn the craft of writing to those goals and outcomes. 
  • Pitch A and B storylines that are unique to your chosen series. 
  • Receive feedback and response to your work from the group and the instructor. 
  • Read outlines and scripts of existing series and be able to breakdown A, B, and C stories. 
By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand the craft of escalating stakes, intruding conflict into scenes, building tension, earned behaviors, planting seeds, and payoffs. 
  • Be able to give and receive useful feedback to other students’ work. 
  • Have the tools to write your outline into a fully realized teleplay. 
  • Be ready to take the Writing the Original 1-Hour Pilot class, to be offered next semester.

Class Starting Saturday, January 18

2 sessions

  • Saturday, January 18, 10:00AM- 3:00PM
  • Sunday, January 19, 10:00AM- 3:00PM

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