Writing for the Small Screen Intensive
Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents
The third Golden Age of Television is upon us. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.
We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the TV landscape, how to position the idea, what makes a great TV characters, visual storytelling, budgetary considerations, proper story structure, and proper formatting.
You will leave the workshop with:
· Where your story idea should live in the television landscape
· A grasp of the show template, structure, the importance of core cast, and ongoing character revelation as opposed to character development
· A better grasp of the language that writers/producers/agents speak
· The makings of a television pilot
||9am - 1pm