TV DRAMA PILOT DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP
You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Pat Charles (Sons of Anarchy, New Netflix Show) will take through the paces in this 7-week Los Angeles TV Drama Pilot Draft Writing Workshop. He will help you hone your beat sheets and introduce your characters with pizazz. Pat will also show you how to write that killer opening scene and turn your detailed roadmap into literary gold. By the end of this TV Drama Writing Class in Los Angeles, you’ll have made progress on your first draft and be on your to way to revising it. Emmy not included. Instructor: Pat Charles Pat Charles is currently writing for a new Netflix show. He has written on Sons of Anarchy for F/X, has been a writer and producer on Bones for FOX and a writer and supervising producer on Resurrection for ABC. Pat is currently a writer and Supervising Producer on the upcoming Marvel / Netflix show Iron Fist. Pat has also sold pilots to HBO, Showtime, CBS Studios and The CW. Pat is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Radio, Television and Film Program. Dates: Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, Nov. 5 (7 Saturday afternoons) 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 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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