Writing for TV Intensive

Sydney - Jan 16 2017

AFTRS Sydney
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 20 2017
Attendance Pattern
5 days, Mon - Fri 9.30 -5.30
Holly Lyons
Course fee
$895 / $805

Do you have a great idea for a TV show but need some help to take your idea to the next level? Learn the fundamentals of a creating viable and original TV drama or comedy series concepts, including working in a team writing environment, in this five-day intensive course.

The course covers:

  • the process of concept creation from idea inception to concept presentation

  • the structure of a TV series with and without commercials

  • how to run A, B and C storylines using theme and structure

  • how to structure a 5 act episode

  • how to create a written pitch

  • writing as part of a team on an existing show

  • the role of a Story Producer and how the plotting room works

NOTE: Participants will not work on their own concepts in this class, but learn skills and techniques to apply to their own ideas after the course by creating a series idea in class groupwork and participating in a practice pitch with guest TV Network Executive.

Pre requisites: All you need is a passion for writing, some great ideas and lots of enthusiasm for working in TV Drama or Comedy.

About the Course Lecturer

What previous students have said about this course:

‘Love the facilities and vibe of AFTRS. Best people from the business give insight that you can’t get anywhere else. Best value for money.’

‘Learned a lot! Would recommend to anyone interested in TV writing & series development.’

‘The focus on practical skills & industry practice made this course very good value.’

‘This course completely exceeded my expectations. I loved it! I felt the course covered a lot of content and am feeling like I learnt a lot of knowledge I can apply in the real world.’

‘It was amazing to hear from someone with so much experience in the industry. It was exactly what I needed.’

10% Early Bird Discount is valid up to 28 days from start of the course.

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