Writing Television the American Way: Pilots & Pitching
Capacity: Max.12 participants
Everyone is tuning in to the Renaissance in American Television and around the world. Why has one-hour narrative become so popular? How is American television written? How is it sold? What is The Netflix Effect on the existing TV model? Why are Walter, Tony, Frank and Claire, Tyrion and Carrie so compelling? What makes a great television pilot? What is a pitch?
Perhaps you have an idea for a new series or maybe you are just curious about the brave new world of television. So why not take a break from Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and Sky (if you possibly can) and come join the conversation with American writer, Hal Cantor.
Hal’s teaching style is very much a conversation; a combination of participative lecture and interactive exercises. The goal is to get students up on their feet and talking about ideas and concepts so that you walk away with a significantly greater understanding of the way television is pitched, written and sold.
Writing Television the American Way can be taken as a two-weekend deep-dive into TV or as standalone weekends. Book onto Writing Television the American Way: TV Land and receive a 20% discount on the total fee.
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So, what will the Pilots & Pitching weekend cover? Here is a breakdown of the intensive TV weekend: