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Secrets Of The Hit Mini-Series (Or Anthology) Show: Historical and Present

At a Glance

  • Discover the secrets of the hot TV mini-series/anthology show
  • Use the 'story maps' of the top mini and anthology producers for your pilot
  • Learn concise devices taken from top minis like FARGO and OJ SIMPSON

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Do you want to write a FEUD, a TRUE DETECTIVE or ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE? Want to create another O.J. SIMPSON story, or a FARGO? This is a hot TV genre, so let Peter Russell, who has sold two TV pilots in 2017, show you the inner secrets. Discover the hidden structure of each episode, the overall 'arc' of the show over ALL episodes, and how to design it, and the powerful tools to create original character (whether you're working from historical models or making it all up!)

If you love anthology shows like AMERICAN CRIME, you'll want to understand how to build the entertainment into this genre of story. Mini-series like VERSACE and FEUD use these tools and more - come see how you can learn from the masters of this genre (like Ryan Murphy) to create your own TV pilots.

Peter Russell is a longtime story teacher at UCLA who sold a mini-series and a serial TV procedural in 2017. He'll show you just how he structured and created the stories that he's just sold, using examples from great mini-series and anthology shows like TRUE DETECTIVE and FEUD, and many more.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to use a device called The Confessional to wow mini series audiences
  • The central dynamic to great cinematic friendships in anthologies
  • What a TV hero MUST do (that movie heroes don't)
  • Creating truly original characters (hint - don't make lists!)
  • Why TRUE DETECTIVE contains the great secret of all mystery thrillers
  • How Ryan Murphy structures his mini-series and how to copy the best!
  • The big secret to the rhythm of your entire season
  • What's in your sales coverage that will sell your mini?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who are looking to create hit mini-series
  • Creators who want to adapt their movie idea to TV
  • Producers who have a historical hero and need help shaping their pilot
  • Creators who want to improve their anthology stories
  • Anyone who wants to get finished with their mini series quickly
  • Creators who are 'stuck' in their storylines or characters
  • Writers who have a great 'lightbulb' idea but need a pilot
  • Writers whose stories are getting notes they can't seem to implement
  • Writers looking to move to television story

Product Details

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.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

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

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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