WHEN Materials available starting July 9
So you want to break into scripted television? Launching your own series starts with demonstrating your ability to write for someone else's show. To get the attention of TV agents, producers, and networks, you need to produce a spec script.
In this course, you'll produce a compelling spec script ready for submission. We'll review the fundamentals of script writing including structure, plot, character, and dialogue and workshop assignments. The last session will be devoted to reading drafts and learning how to get your script into the right hands. By the end of class, you'll be ready to submit your spec script to potential agents and buyers.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Structure and format for comedies and dramas
- Write dialogue
- Know where to put subplots and tie them in
- Reflect the existing shows and climate within the marketplace
- Work the behind-the-scenes events of broadcast and cable, including pilot season
By the end of class, you will have:
A complete first draft of a spec script for a drama or sitcom.
The online classroom has several components:
- Lessons: Learn new skills through written lessons
- Discussion: 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
Eve studied improv comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and I.O. West and has a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an MFA in Screenwriting from USC.
Eve Weston's Courses
Writing the TV Spec Script (Starts July 9)
"I recommend Eve's class to anyone motivated to complete a TV spec script. The guidance, insights, and feedback you get are invaluable. Eve brings a rare combination of writer's room and grad school experience to her instruction, and the result is a good mix of practical and creative insights." -- Melissa Roth