Two Days in TV LAND: Writing & Pitching Series Television
Capacity: Max.12 participants
This weekend course explores the writing and development of series television, from an American and International perspective. Where do ideas come from? What are the components of a great series? What is a television pilot? Why are they so challenging to write? Why are characters critical to successful series? How is series television pitched and sold? How have Netflix and streamers changed the landscape of TV? Participants will also have the chance to present their own ideas for series in a practical pitch session!
- TV LAND: A look at the current landscape of TV and Streaming
- TV vs. Film Storytelling
- Why is narrative television so compelling?
- TV Formats / Types
- What's happening in comedy?
- Pitching Television: A Deep Dive
- What are the key elements to a successful pitch?
- Pitch Tips and Tricks
- Character. Character. Character. The three most important words in television.
- What exactly is a TV pilot? What must a pilot accomplish?
- What is the world of the pilot and why is it so important?
- What are the types of pilot storytelling?
- Breaking down Breaking Bad: A critical discussion
- The Inside Story: Participants act as studio heads as Hal pitches a project.
- Participant pitches (with feedback!)
- The American process of selling a TV series
- Q&A: The Business.
So if you’re curious about the brave new world of television, and have an idea that you'd like to pitch and develop, why not take a break from Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and Sky and come join the conversation!