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John Truby's TV Master Class

At a Glance

  • Designed to make you a top professional TV writer
  • Learn the different story beats for the key genres of 1-hour TV
  • This course teaches you how to break down a show so you can write a terrific spec script that will get your hired

Day 1: TV Drama Day

For the last decade, the best dramatic writing in America has been found on television. The 1-hour TV Drama is a very lucrative and creative one for writers, but the challenge to write great scripts under impossible deadlines is intense.

Day One is designed to make you a top professional TV writer, able to work on the staff of any show on television. The course teaches you how to break down a show so you can write a terrific spec script that will get your hired. You will also learn the different story beats for the key genres of 1-hour TV, how to include Emmy-winning elements in your story, how to sequence stories in a season, and how to create your own successful TV Drama.

Course Outline:

• The High Concept TV Premise
• How TV Changes the Major Story Genres
• The 9 TV Drama Story Beats
• Setting up the 4-Point Opposition
• The All-important TV Story Weave
• Writing Great TV Scenes and Dialogue
• How to Write the Spec Script That Will Get You Work
• Detective Story Beats
• Crime Story Beats
• Legal Drama Beats
• Soap Opera Beats
• Historical Drama Beats
• Horror-Fantasy-Science Fiction Beats
• How to Sequence the Stories to Create a Great Season
• Tricks of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Lost, Sopranos and more
• How to Create a Hit TV Dramatic Series

Location

London

Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Product Details

  • Date available: 09/30/2013
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

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 Author: John Truby

John Truby is Hollywood’s premiere story consultant and founder of Truby’s Writers Studio. He has worked as a story consultant and script doctor for Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, FOX, and HBO, among others, and has taught his 22-Step Great Screenwriting and Genre classes to over 40,000 students worldwide.