Creating TV: A Series
A step-by-step guide to developing your TV series.
Creating TV is a six class series designed to guide you through the television development process step by step. In every session, I’ll discuss a fundamental series building block and provide tools, techniques and practical examples. These classes are similar to the Wednesday writing classes I’ve taught over the last two months: friendly, informative and grounded in my 30+ years TV writing experience. The classes can be your companion through your own series’ development process; accompanying you on your creation journey. By the end of this series, you will have thought through all of the major aspects of your series.
Over the course of the 6 class series, I’ll also discuss the current marketplace and how the rise of streaming platforms effects how we create TV. I’ll provide background on the television industry and offer guidance on surviving the writer’s life, overcoming creative challenges and remaining productive and motivated.
At the end of each class, I will suggest writing assignments and exercises to help you integrate the week’s concepts and techniques into your writers’ tool box. Between classes, I will sometimes share relevant readings, links and videos via email.
Every class will include opportunities to ask questions.
Videos of the classes will be made available for a limited time to registered participants for review.
1.5 hour classes taught on Zoom.
Mics-on Q&A for the first 5-10 minutes as we wait for participants to assemble followed by my (approsimately) 65 minute “lecture” with the final 15-20 minutes devoted to moderated Q&A.
Screenwriters, web series creators, university screenwriting graduates and industry professionals. These classes are not intended for beginners.
Dates & Topics
Advance registration available for the whole series. Drop-in registration for individual classes will open on the Wednesday prior (various pricing options).
Wed June 17: Series Concepts Registration Open
Wed June 24: Developing Characters
** No class the week of Canada Day **
Wed. July 8: Arcing Story: Pilot, Season, Series
Wed. July 15: Story Worlds, Timelines & Episodic formats
Wed. July 22: Audience and Marketplace
Wed. July 29: Theme, Tone & Style and Developing Your Own Voice
Buy the entire series of six classes in advance and be guaranteed your place in every class. The cost for 6 classes is $110 ($133.01 including HST and service fee) on Eventbrite.
If you wish to pay by e-transfer or PayPal contact us at pandemicpilot @ gmail.com and we will assist you with registration.
(Following payment, you will recieve a confirmation email. You will recieve the weekly class Zoom links on a weekly basis on Wednesday mornings.)
Drop in: Registration for individual classes will be on Eventbrite with classes posted a week in advance. Sliding scale pricing and free tickets will be available. Register for Class 1: Series Concepts now.
** Please note, prices are rising slightly as we add HST
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