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Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series

Spend Saturday mornings in New York City learning the art and craft behind the hottest and fastest-growing area of dramatic storytelling—writing for television. From Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, and Rick & Morty, television writing is more popular than ever, with a continuously widening array of critically acclaimed shows and styles now appearing on networks, cable channels, and web-streaming sites. In this hands-on workshop, learn scriptwriting techniques and treatment skills specific to the television industry. Focus on creating interesting stories with great characters that will have viewers binge-watching your show. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing that include premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc. By the end of this course, have a refined idea for a new series and completed first pages of a pilot script.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A polished idea for an original series and 10 pages of a pilot script
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing, including premise, setting, characters, story idea, and narrative arc

Ideal for

  • High school students in grades 9–12
  • High school students interested in a career in creating and writing a television series

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