Saturdays 12-3pm 8 weeks
6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, (Skip 7/6), 7/13, 7/20, 7/27
Prerequisites: Laptop or Tablet w/ wireless connectivity. Must have taken at least one improv class.
YES ANDING THE PILOT:
A course that uses improv to learn the art of television screenwriting.
There is a significant crossover between improv and screenwriting — both worlds use similar techniques to create well defined characters, emotional points of view, natural dialogue, and engaging stories based on a strong foundation of structure. This course is for those who are new to screenwriting and wanting to tackle their first pilot, as well as those who have a few scripts under their belt.
In eight weeks, each class being three hours, students will develop a television pilot from concept to first draft. They will also be given the necessary tools to continue writing and rewriting on their own.
The first half of each class will be devoted to an improv technique or exercise that will illustrate an important principle of television screenwriting. We will then spend the second half of each class workshopping each student’s pilot (pitches, outlines, and pages).
A little bit About Matt: Matt has a masters degree in TV and Film Screenwriting from LMU, a BFA in Film Theory and Production from FAU, and recently finished a staff writing job on a half-hour comedy tv series that is currently in development at CineFocus Productions. He has written dozens of short films, feature films, tv pilots, spec pilots, sketches. In addition to his writing background, Matt has and continues to study and perform improv at the Westside and around Los Angeles.
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES – THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR TICKETS, MERCHANDISE OR CLASSES PURCHASED. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.