WHEN Materials available starting June 18
Networks are always looking for the next great show. And with so many cable networks actively seeking original programming, the time has never been better to develop and pitch your own series idea.
In this intensive course, you'll learn how to develop your own television pilot idea, express it as a logline, structure the pilot, write a professional outline, and pitch the pilot idea.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Write a logline that will capture a producer's attention
- Create compelling characters
- Apply the rules of TV structure (A story/B story/C story, episodic versus serial programming) to your writing
- How to make your idea sustainable and saleable
- What to include in your pitch -- and what to leave out
By the end of the class, you will have:
A logline, a pitch, and a detailed outline of your project.
- Lessons: Learn new skills through written lessons
- Discussions: Join a weekly live, interactive discussion via IM and video
- Assignments: Complete homework and receive instructor feedback
- Forums: Exchange resources, meet peers, and ask your instructor questions
Wendy received her MFA at NYU's Dramatic Writing Program, where she was named Best Graduate Playwright. She is a member of Israel Horovitz's Playwrights Lab and has received numerous playwriting commissions including the New York Shakespeare Festival's new playwright commission.
Wendy Riss's Courses
Writing the TV Pilot (Starts June 18)
"This was an awesome class! Wendy got her lesson across in a format that can leave a lot to interpretation. She provided practical guidance that left me with a solid foundation to build upon. I would definitely take another class taught by her." -- Helen Little
""Wendy was always in total command of the material, and her practical instruction on how to approach the process of writing was both fascinating and easy to follow." -- Joshua Kornreich