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Cashing In on the Second Golden Age of TV

At a Glance

  • Learn the 4 absolutely essential elements required to sell a TV pilot or pitch.
  • Discover what kind of pilot scripts agents and managers are looking for in the current marketplace.
  • Designed for any TV writer, new or experienced, seeking the best possible chance of success.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

HBO is planning to buy approximately 200 new pilots this year. To put this in perspective, if recent trends continue, we'll probably see somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 feature spec scripts sell this year, meaning HBO will purchase more scripts than all of the movie studios combined.

And HBO is just one buyer. Add in all the other cable and broadcast channels, plus Amazon and Netflix, and you quickly realize why so many writers are rushing to cash in on this second golden age of television. In my writing classes alone, I've seen forty-seven of my students sell pilots over the past two years.

But the vast majority of writers seeking to launch TV careers are going to come up empty-handed. Why is that? One of the main reasons is that many of these folks, perhaps unknowingly, are wasting valuable time writing scripts with little to no chance of success. This seminar teaches the specific tools and skills required to write a pilot that can truly stand out and launch your career.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What kind of pilots are currently selling
  • The main reasons most pilots are rejected
  • What kind of new projects are the buyers looking for
  • How to know if you should spec or pitch a TV idea
  • Avoiding the 5 most common mistakes writers make with pilots
  • What is required to get an agent or manager to sign you
  • How to know if your pilot script is ready to be read by the industry
  • How to get your pilot script read by the right people

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers looking to sell a pilot script or pitch
  • Writers looking to get staffed
  • Seasoned writers as well as new TV writers
  • Writers who have a script rejected
  • Writers who are about to start a new pilot script
  • Writers who are about to rewrite their existing pilot script

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Instructor: Corey Mandell

Corey Mandell is an award-winning screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Peterson, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Warner Bros, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey teaches at UCLA as well as private workshops. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, FX, USA Network, AMC, NBC, CBS, MTV and HBO. Others have been staffed on such shows as Community, Justified, Bones, BoJack Horseman, Playing House, Marvel's Agents ...

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Details: This is the Golden Age of television, but show expectations change every year! This Ultimate Collection includes everything you need to get your modern TV pilot started. Save today and make sure you are up to date with your screenwriting information and materials.