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Episode Boot Camp: Write Your Half-Hour TV Pilot in Six Weeks
Instructor: Prof. Marilyn Horowitz
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:15 pm, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 6
Limited to 10 students.
In this accelerated class, you’ll execute or revise a half-hour show using Marilyn’s fool proof method for structuring a story. A great pilot begins with a memorable main character, an unusual setting, a great story, and a strong supporting cast. I will review your story ideas before class begins. Copies of Marilyn’s NYU textbook, The Four Magic Questions of Screenwriting, will be included.
Week 1: Review and design or revise story idea.
Homework: Create outline.
Week 2: Review outlines, correct structure.
Homework: Write Act 1
Week 3: Review Act 1, update outlines, Design Act 2, part 1
Homework: Write Act 2, part 1
Week 4: Review Act 2, part 1 and update outline, and design Act 2, part 2 .
Homework: Write Act 2, part 2
Week 5: Review Act 2, part 2, update outlines, Design Act 3
Homework: Write Act 3
Week 6: Review and revise. Have a party! Email me to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.orgHow To Write The Perfect Pilot in 30 Days
In this practical workshop, Marilyn will discuss the elements that make up a perfect half-hour pilot Click here to learn more!
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Were you unable to attend my recent NYWIFT seminar? I am excited to be offering the seminar in digital format. Click here to learn more!
Marilyn, It’s been an amazing year developing my script. Thank you for your mentorship and friendship.
Just wanted to say I read your book and think it’s terrific. You took a process that can seem overwhelming and made it very accessible. One of my favorite quotes is this: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” You really know your material and convey that understanding well. Thank […]