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The Hidden Patterns of the New Hit TV Hour Pilot Stories in 2018

At a Glance

  • The TV market's on fire but there's a complex new story form—learn it here.
  • How to create the logline TV pilots for serial OR mini-series—they're quite different.
  • The eight big questions you've got to ask to create your pilot.

Please note: Each registration comes with access to the recorded version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

TV is on fire, with literally a thousand shows going into production in the next several years. To create original content in this kind of market, you first need to understand what this roaring market is looking for and how things have changed. It's more than 'specs are out, and pilots are in.' It's about particular structures and characters and their stoyrlines. This webinar shows you those new structures and characters—and much more.

Creating an original pilot in a serial show is different from a mini-series pilot. This webinar will talk about both—and show you the big powerful engines at the heart of them. There are also are different kinds of loglines for these different kinds of TV stories.

Peter Russell has sold two TV pilots in 2017, and is consulting on several TV projects right now. He's a longtime story doctor in Hollywood who not only teaches (teacher of the year at UCLA in 2008) but also sells in today's television market.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The big patterns of the new TV pilot.
  • Creating truly original characters (it ain't about plugging things into a 'chart').
  • Everything you need to pitch a TV series (it's more than a pilot).
  • How to use your movie screenplay expertise in TV (the switch CAN be made).
  • The single structure you'll need in EVERY pilot, hour or half hour or mini-series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Writers who are creating their first pilots.
  • Experienced TV writers who want to learn how to make their pilot better.
  • ANY TV creator who wants to understand—deeply—the pilot form.
  • Producers who need to understand how to improve their projects.
  • Writers transitioning from film to TV (your existing project can work).
  • Editors who want to understand how and when crescendos occur in the story.
  • Beginners who want to move fast in developing the kernel of their story idea.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

All you need is a computer or iOS device, and an internet connection. You’ll be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over computer speakers or telephone. To test your connection before the live webinar, visit this web page.

BONUS: With purchase of this webinar, you will receive $79.99 off of a yearly subscription to the Screenwriting Tutorials website, which has specialized tutorials from experts that explore screenwriting topics covered nowhere else on the web!

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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.

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