TV Writing II Pilot
TV Writing II Pilot (b)

TV Writing II Pilot (b) is a 10-week workshop, which focuses heavily on the workshopping of student scripts. The prerequisite is TV Writing II Pilot (10-week), or the equivalent; also, students must enter class with a completed first draft of a pilot script. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us.

Each TV show is a unique story-machine, with its own rules and formulas. Here you’ll learn how to write for TV and how to market your work.

Whether you seek to write comedy, drama, or something in between, we’ll show you how to write TV episodes that might, someday, get everybody buzzing.

About TV Writing
TV Writing II Pilot (b)


TV writers either work on the staff of an existing series or they create an original show. To break into the business, you need samples of your work—either episodes of existing shows or original scripts, the latter more desirable these days.

TV Writing I focuses on writing “spec” scripts for existing shows, which is the best way to learn how TV episodes work. TV Writing II Pilot focuses on creating an original series and “pilot” episode.

These courses cover “scripted” shows, as opposed to reality TV.

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This course focuses heavily on the workshopping of student scripts, guiding students through numerous drafts of a pilot script, as well as creating a show bible and pitch doc. The week-by-week schedule varies from class to class.