Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Jason Grote (“Mad Men”, “Hannibal”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script!
You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s room, and workshop your outline and scenes. Jason will show you how to dramatize your life’s details, create realistic dialogue, and sprinkle in the right amount of plot for a 30 min. or 1 hour show. You’ll clarify your tone, voice and world.
As well, Jason will help you craft a captivating story from outline to first draft. You can even pay him to read a draft of your pilot and meet with you to give you feedback! By the end of this class, you’ll be on your way to an executive producer credit faster than you can say “Lena Dunham.”
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 (7 Monday nights)
5-7 p.m. PST
Note: This class will be limited to 9 students.
About the Instructor
Jason Grote’s television writing credits include “Mad Men,” “Hannibal,” and “Smash.” As a playwright, his work has been produced and developed at Lincoln Center, Sundance, The O’Neill, Playwrights’ Horizons, Woolly Mammoth, New York Theater Workshop, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, The Denver Center, Center Theatre Group, BAM, UCLA’s Center for Art and Performance, Portland Center Stage, The Civilians, Baltimore Centerstage, PS122, Salvage Vanguard, and elsewhere.
He is an alumnus of New Dramatists, was the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow, and wrote the script for David Levine’s OBIE-winning HABIT. His plays are published by Samuel French. Other honors include a WGA Award Nomination and the 2014 ACT New Play Award. He has taught writing at Rutgers, Carnegie Mellon, The National Theater Institute, LAByrinth Theater Company, The New School, The University of Wisconsin, Queens College/CUNY, Hollins University, Whitman College, The University of Rochester, and elsewhere.