Intro to TV Pilot Writing: If you’ve been curious about writing for television but don’t know how to get started, this class will teach you everything you need to know to write your original comedy TV pilot sample script. Over eight weeks of lectures, the class covers all the fundamentals of writing for television: story, character, three act structure, outlining, script writing, editing, and what to do after the writing’s done. You’ll take your original premise, shape it to the medium of television, and by becoming fluent in the dramatic structure, be able to write a detailed outline for your original pilot that you can take to script. The class will showcase clips and examples from popular television shows to break down and illustrate the elements of story and structure.
Dates: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21 (no class 11/7)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Class Location: ONLINE! PHIT’s online classes are taught via Zoom Video Conference and student’s receive a link to the virtual classroom at the start of the course, along with reminder links 15 minutes before the start of class each week. PHIT recommends taking class using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with webcam for the best class experience.
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Luke Giordano is a television writer and comedian who’s written for Two and a Half Men, as well as shows for Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, and Warner Bros. Animation, where he served as a story editor and head writer. He’s worked in primetime network television, for streaming platforms, and in kids animation, and more. He’s performed stand-up comedy for over a decade, running multiple successful shows around LA, including the hit weekly stand-up showcase, Friendship Buddies. Luke is a graduate of Drexel University’s Screenwriting & Playwriting program.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT LUKE
“Luke is both incredibly enthusiastic and deeply knowledgeable about writing. His feedback was very helpful.” – “Luke was easy to understand and gave extremely useful notes.” – “He was positive and had the ability to diagnose your script in a way that made it easy to edit and improve your work.”