October 3 – November 7 (1pm pacific / 3pm central / 4pm eastern / 9pm GMT+1)
This intensive six-week live bootcamp starts October 3 and continues every week through November 7. You’ll go from a 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. Conor will make plenty of time to take questions from students, as well as to review your work and offer feedback. 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.
The 6-Week TV Pilot Bootcamp course includes:
Week 1: October 3
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: October 10
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: October 17
Week 4: October 24
Week 5: October 31
Week 6: November 7