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Week 1: What If…? (July 16) Bring your Sci-Fi ideas and loglines! During this week's intensive two-hour workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the categories and styles of Science Fiction (hard versus soft science, utopian, dystopian, science-fantasy and others) and the quirks of writing this genre for film and television. We will continue to develop your speculative science-related questions into sharp dramatic a

Week 2: Story Beats (July 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.

How to Write a Sci-Fi Screenplay! (July 9) This free class provides an overview of how to write a sci-fi movie or TV pilot. Bring your Sci-Fi ideas and loglines! Whether you stick to the conventions or bend them, your ability to write a compelling sci-fi screenplay requires a deep foundational understanding of the style and structure of the genre. We’ll look at areas of interest in modern technological and societal trends, a

Week 1: Loglines & Sketchbook (July 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 filling out our sketchbooks, brainstorming a few different episode ideas from our prospe

Ready to write a TV pilot? This class provides an overview of the bootcamp and helps you develop your pilot idea. We’ll dive into the construction of your premise, characters and story world as you refine the concept for the project you will write during the intensive six-week TV Pilot Bootcamp. Bring your loglines and original show ideas! The complete six-week TV Pilot Bootcamp course meets weekly every Sunday. Pro screenw

Week 1: Why this story? (June 24) Now that you’ve narrowed down your high-concept idea, we will ask the simple questions: why this story? Why now? What is both timely and universal in your idea? We will begin to chisel away at the central dramatic question of your script, and design a plan to explore this theme from all angles. You’ll refine and polish your story’s premise, and begin the process of outlining.

Do you love a good mystery? Does your main character need to solve a murder or investigate something shady? You may be surprised to discover many of your favorite movies and shows from other genres also incorporate mystery plot elements. Big and small mysteries provide the incentive for the reader to keep reading, no matter the genre. If there’s nothing for the reader to figure out, or no question that needs an answer, your

Week 1: Monsters & Villains Join pro screenwriter Conor Kyle for a four-week intensive crash course on how to write his favorite genres: horror and thrillers! We will dive into plot archetypes, worldbuilding, monster design and thriller premises. Bring your horror or thriller ideas and loglines! We will workshop your concepts during the bootcamp, as you develop your own scare sequences, suspenseful scenes and mind-blowing twis

Week 0: Introduction to Horror & Thriller Join pro screenwriter Conor Kyle for a four-week intensive crash course on how to write his favorite genres: horror and thrillers! We will dive into plot archetypes, worldbuilding, monster design and thriller premises. Bring your horror or thriller ideas and loglines! We will workshop your concepts during the bootcamp, as you develop your own scare sequences, suspenseful scenes and mi

Week 2: Story Beats (May 22) 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 1: Why this story? (April 22) Now that you’ve narrowed down your high-concept idea, we will ask the simple questions: why this story? Why now? What is both timely and universal in your idea? We will begin to chisel away at the central dramatic question of your script, and design a plan to explore this theme from all angles. You’ll refine and polish your story’s premise, and begin the process of outlining.

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Screenwriting bootcamps, classes, script coverage and career coaching from professional screenwriter Conor Kyle.