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Creating the Half-Hour TV Pilot: Single Cam or Three Cam

At a Glance

  • This webinar teaches how both 1 & 3 cam sitcom is built.
  • You'll learn how to write the pilot for sitcoms.
  • Discover what the market wants for today's sitcom.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Sitcoms never go out of style, but the fashion changes. The 'one cam' sitcom is by far the most popular right now, but the 'three cam' is still going. This webinar will help you figure out how to create both.

Peter has sold two TV pilots in 2017 and is working on a third in 2018. He will share with you how he builds TV story, and how it applies to the half hour sitcom form.

Learn how the three act TV structure works in both one and three cam sitcoms, how to find the right 'hook' for the entire series, the eight questions to ask when you're writing a half hour sitcom pilot, and what production companies and networks are looking for when you 'shop a pilot' (there are three big things.)

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why you need at least three 'heroes' in a sitcom (maybe more!)
  • Why the 'core wounds' in a sitcom character can never heal
  • Why stand up comics do so well in a sitcom writer's room
  • The invariable structure of each act in a sitcom
  • How to end each act, and how to 'arc' your episode to a satisfying conclusion
  • How to build a '100 episode' 'permanent dilemma' in a sitcom

WHO SHOULD LISTEN?

  • Writers who need to create a better sitcom pilot
  • Creators wanting to learn the basic forms of the half hour show
  • Producers of webisodes
  • Writers who are stuck in their pilot outline
  • Folks wanting to understand how to write their story bibles
  • Writers who have characters but no 'hook' for their show

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Meet the Author: Peter Russell

Peter Russell is a screenwriter who has sold two television pilots in 2017 - a crime procedural and a biographical mini-series. He is also a long-time story doctor in Hollywood whose clients include Imagine, HBO, Participant, Viacom, CBS Television and many more. Peter is in high demand for his legendary seminars and master classes on film and TV story. Here is an example of his speaking.

He ghostwrites ...

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