Creating an Original TV Series
Student Level: Intermediate
Jul 1 - Aug 9 Add to cart
Schedule: Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Orientation: Jul 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Max. Seats: 10
Faculty: Pamela Douglas
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CREATE YOUR ORIGINAL TV SERIES!
If you have ideas for a new television show, this is your chance to find out how TV series are developed. The class will take you through the development process to learn:
- How shows get on networks and cable outlets
- How TV series are structured
- How to create the “world” of your show
- How to create the “characters” in your show
- How to write a series Format and Bible
- How to approach a series Pilot
The course includes screening and analysis of sample pilots, reading show bibles and pilot scripts, and discussion of successful shows and prototypes.
Students will create their own series concepts, pitch them in class, and receive feedback as they move through the conceptual stages. You will come out able to create a series format and pilot treatment.
The course is taught by Pamela Douglas who is the author of WRITING THE TV DRAMA SERIES. The Third Edition of her best-selling book was published in 2011. She is a tenured professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts and her many produced works have won her The Humanitas Prize, and awards and nominations including Emmys, American Women in Radio and Television, and Writers Guild of America.
*please note that dates and times of the course are subject to minor changes*