Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Pat Charles (“Sons of Anarchy”) 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. Pat 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. Through in-class workshopping and pitching, you’ll clarify your tone, voice and world. As well, Pat will help you craft a captivating story from outline to first draft. By the end of this class, you’ll be on your way to an executive producer credit faster than you can say “Lena Dunham.”
Instructor: Pat Charles
Jan. 24, Feb. 7, 21, 28, March 7 (5 Saturday afternoons)
Location: Writing Pad West 2452 Overland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064
About Pat Charles:
Pat Charles has written on Sons of Anarchy for F/X, has been a writer and producer on Bones for FOX and a writer and supervising producer on Resurrection for ABC. He has also developed and sold pilots to HBO and Showtime. Pat is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Radio, Television and Film Program.