STORYWISE© TV PILOT TELESEMINAR, 2016
This is a 5-week program designed to help you write a high quality TV pilot in 5-weeks, I will teach you how to learn to write at a level that will help lead your script to a sale, get staffed on a show, place in a writing competition or get into one of the various writing programs. This course is everything that I teach in Writers on the Verge and more.
Last year we had over 100 writer participants from all over the world. You will not only learn all of the story tools that you need to succeed, you will gain the opportunity to be in a private community of writers. This community is a very valuable resource. You all will have the opportunity to learn from one another via networking, exchanging scripts and possibly starting your own writer groups.
I’ve seen the success from this course first-hand. Many of the writers who have taken this 10-week course have gone on to sell pilots, get staffed on TV shows and get into several of the prestigious writing programs. Forty of my writers have sold pilots… and 5 of them have gone to series.
Each class will consist of the following:
- A half-hour of story instruction (you will receive these videos before each class to watch at your leisure.)
- Each call is approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours in length. On each call, we will go over the notes for the 4 writers participating at Level #3 and I will choose one writer from Level 2 or Level 4 each week to participate. You will have an opportunity to read their scripts and make your own notes each week. You will also get to share your notes with those writers directly. This is what we do in Writers on the Verge. It is a way to prepare you for being in the Writers’ Room.
- Then, five people that sign up each week will get an opportunity to pitch to a guest speaker. We all learn from hearing others pitch. This part of the program was designed to help you learn from the pitching style of others as well as give you the opportunity to pitch yourself. It’s an invaluable tool. Every level will have an opportunity to sign up for this. The writers will be announced in February.
At Level 1, you get to participate in all 5 classes. You will receive a recording of the classes. You will have an opportunity to sign up to pitch to my weekly guest speakers. You get to be part of a private Facebook community. You will also get to turn in a 1-2 page pitch document on your TV spec and TV pilot script. You will receive written feedback. You have up to a year after the course is finished to turn this in.
At Level 2, you get to participate in all 5 classes. You will receive a recording of the classes. You will have an opportunity to sign up to pitch to my weekly guest speakers. You get to be part of a private Facebook community. This level also includes a one-on-one consult for your TV Pilot script.
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For this service, we can go over anything you want during the meetings. We can do two meetings on your TV spec and three meetings on your TV pilot. Or, you can use this to work on two pilots. I will read one script a meeting. We can go over concepts, outlines or scripts. We can also go over Meeting Skills, Pitching and Career Consult. You design how the 5 meetings will benefit you in the best way.
You will also get to participate in the 10-Week Teleseminar at an upper level.
The Level#3 writing assignments will be due the Saturday before each class. Everyone at each level will receive a copy of the assignments turned in by the Level #3 writers so that they may follow along as well as provide notes directly to the Level #3 writers.
Levels #1 and #2, you will do the assignments on your own. No direct feedback is provided; however, this is where you can use the Facebook community of writers to exchange scripts weekly and get feedback.
GUEST SPEAKER – JOEL SILBERMAN (FOX TV STUDIOS)
WEEK 3 (8), Tuesday April 26, 2016
We will go over the notes for the first draft or first half of the first draft of the TV pilot scripts for Level #3.
GUEST SPEAKER – PAUL RUEHL (HAS SOLD 14 PILOTS, THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER, FOR THE LOVE OF GRACE)
WEEK 4 (9), Tuesday May 3, 2016
We will go over the notes for the second draft or full-first draft of the TV pilot scripts for Level #3.
GUEST SPEAKER – HOLLY HAROLD (HEROES REBORN, WHISPERS, BELIEVE, WAREHOUSE 13, SMALLVILLE)
WEEK 5 (10), Tuesday May 10, 2016
We will go over the notes for the third draft of the TV pilot scripts for Level #3.
GUEST SPEAKER – ISAAC GONZALEZ (LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS, BORDERTOWN, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY)