Do you have a TV pilot you've been wanting to write in a creative, supportive environment? This is the perfect writing intensive to launch you towards your goal. Over 4 weeks, students will develop an original pilot - starting with a logline and working on character development, a series bible, and pilot outline. The instructor and other students will offer feedback in virtual class sessions, and pre-recorded lectures and interviews with industry professionals and other writers will offer pilot-writing fundamentals and script breakdowns.
Take TV Writing Bootcamp I either as a standalone course or continue on with TV Writing Bootcamp II.
This workshop combines scheduled real-time virtual class meetings via Zoom, asynchronous material, and independent work.
- Number of weeks: 4
- Session dates: 7/6/20-7/30/20
- Number of meetings per week: two 2-hour meetings/wk
- Meeting schedule: M/Th: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm CT
- Tuition: $500
- Web cam
Software / Apps
Zoom (free virtual conferencing app)
Screenwriting software. Some suggestions:
Katherine Craft is a Texas native with extensive experience as a playwright and theatre-maker. She has an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds an MA in Applied Drama from Goldsmiths College at the University of London. She founded Conspire Theatre, a nonprofit that uses theatre to work with women during and after incarceration.
She's the creator and writer of the series Kappa Crypto, an Indigo/NBC production and Snap Original Series, which is currently streaming on Snapchat. She received a 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, and her pilot Halfway premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. She has written and produced several short narrative films, including June (2018), which won first place in the HBO 2018 APA Visionaries showcase, and Charlotte and Charlie (2018), which was a finalist in the PBS Online Film Festival. She was the resident playwright for the award-winning theatre company the Exchange Artists for six years.