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Truby's Genre Secrets Audio Workshop: Dramatic TV

From the writers, directors and producers of Shrek to Sleepless in Seattle to Star Wars, Truby's screenwriting courses have trained some of the top players in Hollywood today. Truby's audio and video screenwriting courses will teach you hundreds of screenwriting techniques that will allow you to compete with the best.

All together, Truby's courses total in over 14 hours of audio and 8 hours of video and focus on the 22 building blocks of every script. These screenwriting courses will take you from beginning to end in the development process of your script idea.

"Truby's Story Structure Class is a totally new system.... a course that allows a writer to succeed in the fiercely competitive climate of Hollywood." American Film Institute Magazine 

TV Drama

One-hour TV Drama is the other major written form on TV besides sitcoms, and is a very lucrative and creative one for writers. Year in, year out, the best dramatic writing is found on television. The challenge for writers is to write great scripts under impossible deadlines.

The TV DRAMA COURSE is designed to make you a 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 great spec script. You also learn the different story beats for the various genres of 1-hour TV, how to include Emmy-winning elements in your story, how to write on staff, when to break the "rules" and much more.

Table of contents:

  • Why Write Television 
  • How to Break Down Any TV Drama 
  • Comedy Detective & Crime Story Beats 
  • Single Hero Drama Story Beats 
  • Multi-Character Drama Story Beats 
  • Pitching Your Idea 
  • Best Sequencing for Writing Your Script 
  • How to Write Drama Scenes 
  • Good Dialogue & Rewrite Checklist 
  • Survival Tips for Writing on Staff 
  • How A Real TV Season Works 
  • How A Real TV Season Works 2 
  • Elements in Emmy-Winning Scripts 
  • The 22 Story Steps in TV Drama 
  • The Tricky Middle in 2 Great Scripts 
  • Payoffs in 2 Great Scripts

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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.