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Breaking into the Biz: From Pipe Dream to TV Writer

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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Becoming a TV writer on a top show isn’t just about creating samples, it’s laying the groundwork for a stellar career.  In this three hour Breaking Into The Biz Bootcamp, you’ll explore strategies for getting your foot in the door, plotting your rise and building trust with gatekeepers while staying a relevant, resilient and sane. By the...

Sunday Jul 25th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Breaking into the Biz: From Pipe Dream to TV Writer

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Becoming a TV writer on a top show isn’t just about creating samples, it’s laying the groundwork for a stellar career.  In this three hour Breaking Into The Biz Bootcamp, you’ll explore strategies for getting your foot in the door, plotting your rise and building trust with gatekeepers while staying a relevant, resilient and sane. By the...

Sunday Jul 25th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Publishing Short Stories 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Have you fantasized about seeing a story in Zyzzyva? Award-winning writer, Dominica Phetteplace will give you the resources, structure and inspiration to hustle your work effectively into a literary magazine and she’ll take the pain out of the submission process. In this 1-day publishing workshop in San Francisco, she’ll even share her secret recipe...

Saturday Jul 31st, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

TV Comedy II: TV Comedy Draft

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Mr. Pickles) will take you through the paces in this 8-week Online...

Saturday Jul 31st, 2:30pm - 6pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

Sunday Sep 12th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Screenwriting II: An Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week Los Angeles advanced screenwriting workshop, Chris shares his secrets...

Tuesday Sep 14th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$480

5 sessions

Story Structure

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you freeze when you hear the word “structure”? Wonder why you can’t get published or why your second act is sagging? Crafting a tale for the stage, essay, short story, book, pilot or movie is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Whether you’re writing an angsty teen romance or a thriller set in...

Tuesday Sep 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

Literary Novel 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 1 day Online lecture format Intro Novel Intensive, successful novelist Katherine Taylor will teach you the fundamentals of long form...

Saturday Sep 18th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let us help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Online TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the...

Saturday Sep 25th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this five-week Online NY Times worthy personal essay class, the instructor will share insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in-class exercises, an informative craft talk, and in-class feedback,...

Wednesday Sep 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

Copywriting

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Want to turn your creative writing chops into a healthy freelance paycheck? From email marketing, SEO and web copy to writing for social media and advertorial, get the skills you need to break into advertising as a creative writer. In this 5-week Online Copywriting Class, Copywriting Master and Branding Guru Michelle Nam Fischer (Clients include T-Mobile,...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 5pm - 7pm Pacific Time

  (7 sessions)
$425

7 sessions

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TV Structure for Pilot Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen...

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$95

Podcasting 1: Start Your Podcast

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week Online Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert John Fecile (99% Invisible, Snap Judgment) will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises,...

No upcoming schedules
$495

5 sessions

TV II: A TV Drama Draft Writing Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, successful writing partners John Herrera and Nina Fiore (The Handmaid’s Tale) can help.  In this ten-week Online TV Draft Writing...

No upcoming schedules
$1,140

10 sessions

TV III

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

In this class, you’ll learn how to focus your story, trim the fat, tighten your dialogue and sharpen your action. You’ll refine the language of your script word by word, line by line, scene by scene and act by act. You’ll also learn how applying theme to your pilot will elevate your work and get you closer to the impeccable pilot script, which...

No upcoming schedules
$925

8 sessions

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