Past Workshop Descriptions

Creating Television Series


The way we watch TV has changed. The way we create TV should too. This workshop is intended as an informative, motivating and supportive experience for anyone developing an original television concept. We will begin by considering the audience and how the traditional approach to series structure no longer meet the needs of people who stream and binge. Use a combination of lecture, discussion, group work and screenings, we will will work through five essential elements of a series concept: character, character relationships, story arc, world and theme. We will also look at the documents writers create in development and what goes into them: the pitch document or leave-behind, the series bible and the pilot script. We’ll talk about the verbal pitch and how to prepare for one. Please come with a series concept in mind and a willingness to discuss it in the class.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking and Short Film Writing workshops are recommended as a prerequisite.

Past Instructor: Jill Gilock
Category: Writing and Directing
Maximum Capacity: 13
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$125 /member$150 /nonmember

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