TV Drama Pilot Revision Class
Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer 1 hour drama or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with Dailyn Rodriguez (Lie to Me, Night Shift), that’s how. In this 7 week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Revision class, Dailyn will help you whip your script into shape. Through analyzing a professional script sample, you’ll see how a first draft is honed into a final shooting draft. First you will do a table read of the first act of your pilot and get detailed feedback on it. Then, you will rewrite (or finish) your pilot based on those notes. You’ll learn how to tighten scenes, track story arcs and polish characters and dialogue. You’ll come back for a full table read so you can see how it’s all playing on its feet. By the end of the class, you’ll have everything you need to make your pilot pitch ready. Emmy not included. Prerequisites: You must have a full draft of a 1 hour Drama Pilot, 1/2 hour Dramedy or at least Act I and an outline written in a pilot writing class at Writing Pad or elsewhere. Instructor: Dailyn Rodriguez Dailyn Rodriguez is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a 2001 The Walt Disney Studios Writing Fellow. Since then she has written on George Lopez, Freddie, Ugly Betty, Cane, 90210, In Plain Sight, Lie to Me, and The Glades. In 2011 she sold a pilot to ABC Family, entitled Wisegirl. She has been nominated for two Alma Awards and received, along with her co- writers, a Writer’s Guild Award for Writing for a New Series (Ugly Betty). She is currently a Co-Executive Producer on NBC’s The Night Shift. Dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12 (7 Monday nights) 7:00-10:30 p.m.
When Marilyn Friedman first arrived in LA in 2004, she tried in vain to find a great writing class. She searched high and low, from Silverlake to Simi Valley. She braved cramped surroundings, stinky salads, lackluster writing prompts, and heavily medicated instructors. However, she realized that instead of looking for local writing classes, why not create her own for people to join her in. That's when she found her passion for teaching and writing. Almost ten years, hundreds of classes and three locations later she has built a community of amazing, supportive, and talented writers.
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