A guest post from Tom Benedek, my colleague, friend, and co-founder of Screenwriting Master Class:
Dear Fellow Writers:
My wife convinced me to take a 3 day watercolor-drawing class in October. Guess what? In addition to being a fun experience, there was an unexpected result. Understanding some fundamentals of watercolor technique has made me a better photographer. (Take a look at the photo of ducks below. I never would have seen the reflections of trees on top that way if not for the art class!)
To my mind, this is just another reason to take my one week TV class. Or to learn something new not related to your script work. It may enhance your screenwriting craft in expected way. .
Back to the TV class. I will be running it 9 days — a bit longer — to allow for Thanksgiving time issues.
TV matters more and more for screenwritiers. Managers are signing writers after reading their 30 or 60 page spec pilot scripts. Of course, those 30 or 60 pages have to be great – well-structured with strong characters.
This Monday, November 23, I will start teaching this 9 day class to immerse you in the process of crafting a pilot script.
In the class, Four Major Executive Producer/Writers-Showrunners s
hare fascinating insights into the medium and their creative processes:
Ed Bernero – Criminal Minds
Blake Masters – Brotherhood, Two Guns,
Josh Brand – The Americans, Northern Exposure, St. Elsewhere
The Late Henry Bromell – Homeland, Northern Exposure
ALL your questions about the TV writing business answered
The 9 day class includes:
- 4 Posted Lectures
- 2 Workbook Assignments to jump-start your original pilot script — you will get solid feedback on your TV project
- 4 Invaluable Video Interview Sessions
- 24/7 Discussion Forums
- 24/7 Availability of All Lectures, Interviews, Class Materials
Here is what writers have said about this class:
“The amazing video interviews with prominent tv showrunners, writers and agents, provide a fount of hard-earned advice and insights that have proven to be insanely invaluable when applied to real-world script and show issues.”
“Tom’s character oriented approach to writing a pilot, reinforced by strong lectures and exercises is a clear and solid foundation for tv writers of all skill levels.”
“Tom is always there to provide a guiding hand or a pertinent question.”
Please consider joining me for this stimulating and fun class!
Tom is a great writer and teacher, and I’ve heard nothing but raves about this class. So if you’re writing a TV pilot, definitely check it out here.