TV Pilot Bootcamp: Week 4 (Paid Class)
Week 4: Beginnings
This intensive six-week live bootcamp meets weekly on Fridays. Pro screenwriter Conor Kyle takes you from blank page to the first draft of a complete original pilot screenplay. You’ll attend a three-hour class session each week in which we’ll walk through the entire process of conceiving, outlining, and writing an original TV pilot.
This is an intensive crash-course for all skill levels, intended to keep students motivated and on track as they make their story come to life. Conor will make plenty of time to take questions from students, as well as to review your work and offer feedback.
How to enroll in the 6-week TV Pilot Bootcamp:
• You can either purchase this course “a la carte”: https://scriptcamp.net/classes
• Or start your free trial $49 Unlimited Script Camp membership (includes access to all the bootcamps, plus the weekly Script Camp Writers Lab, and all supplemental screenwriting classes and workshops, over 60 hours of live classes per month): https://scriptcamp.net/membership/
• Then join us on discord, meet Conor and your fellow students: https://discord.gg/Qy3E35DZna
About the Instructor:
Conor Kyle has written for Shudder’s Creepshow (2019) and placed twice in the Nicholl Fellowship with his scripts “Peter and the Wolves” (quarterfinals, also Launchpad top 10) and The Tube (semifinals). His screenplays have also been featured on the annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, Spec Book, and on Tracking Board’s “Best Writers of the Year” booklet. He writes everything from stage musicals to Westerns to horror movies.
Week 1: Concept and Loglines
We begin this course by zeroing in on the high concept core premise, and developing two separate loglines to express this idea. The first is the series logline, and the second is the pilot logline. These will act as guideposts to keep us on track through construction of your script. We’ll also start brainstorming a few different episode ideas from our prospective first season, to get a sense of where your show should begin, and where it’s headed.
Week 2: Structure & Story Beats
Now that you have a solid grasp on the basics of your show, you’ll begin sketching out the key characters, plot points, and set-pieces in your pilot episode. Whether you’re planning for a 30-minute or 60-minute episode, you’ll need to carefully structure and pace your outline to ensure that you’re delivering on the promise of your premise quickly and efficiently enough.
Week 3: Scene Cards
Week 4: Beginnings
Week 5: Second Act
Week 6: Endings