Writing a TV Pilot
First impressions are the most important, and that’s especially true when it comes to the first episode of a new television series. Not only does a pilot need to hook a wide audience, but it also must serve as a general blueprint for all succeeding episodes, while establishing the show’s premise, characters, tone, and backstory. Learn tools specific to writing an original pilot, whether a network procedural, a quirky web series, or an edgy comedy for cable or a streaming service. By the end of the class, have a strong draft for a pilot for your own series.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Writing and Producing for Film and Television . It may be taken to pursue the certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email email@example.com or call 212-998-7289.
You'll Walk Away with
- A pilot episode for a new television series
- An understanding of writing conventions for television
- Writers of all levels
- Students with a love for television and an interest in the business