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How to Write for Television

Seminar - Los Angeles Brought to you by The Industry Workshops
Registration ended: 05/17/2014
Class Begins: 05/17/2014   Ends: 05/17/2014
Class Time: 9:00 am - (PDT)
FEE: $35/$30 Registration Expired

Television is smoking hot these days, with some of the most creative and popular storytelling in its history. How do great TV writers like Vince Gilligan BREAKING BAD and Matthew Weiner of MAD MEN create such great shows?


Come find out, as UCLA’s Teacher of the Year, Peter Russell, founder of, breaks down the secret patterns and devices of these shows, as well as Aaron Sorkin’s NEWSROOM, network shows like THE GOOD WIFE, and explores the rise of the television anti-hero in shows like ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, GAME OF THRONES, and others.


You’ll learn all the tricks of creating great suspense in shows like HOMELAND, and tools to write a powerful TV pilot, including the specific plot structures, characters, and story devices used by these great artists and more!


Who should attend:

  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Actors
  • Editors

By the end of this class you’ll know how to:

  • Know the different television forms and how to write them.
  • Understand how to create characters that can go for seasons and seasons.
  • Amp up the emotion, drama, and excitement using secret story tools.
Requirements: something to take notes
Tags: TV Pilot, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western