Do you have a great idea for TV’s next “Mad Men” or “Community”? Let successful TV writer and producer, Gloria Calderón Kellett, help you transform your brilliant idea into an irresistible pilot! Whether you want to create a sitcom or drama, you’ll learn what producers and execs look for and how to develop a TV pilot that is both innovative and marketable. Gloria will teach you about the mechanics of pilots and how to navigate the complexities of the business. She’ll show you how to generate show ideas that sustain themselves for years to come and how to tailor your series to the appropriate network. She’ll help you create a compelling plot, act breaks that rivet your audience, and characters that pop off the page and survive through syndication. By the end of this class, you’ll have a solid outline and written at least one scene from your pilot and be well on your way to an executive producer credit on the next hit series!
Instructor: Gloria Calderon Kellett
Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 15, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 (7 Sun. nights)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PST
Note: Class will be limited to 9 students.
About Gloria Calderon Kellett:
Gloria Calderón Kellett is currently a writer on iZombie. Before that, she was a supervising producer and writer on the ABC series “MIXOLOGY”, a writer and co-producer on the CBS series, “How I Met Your Mother” for three seasons, during which she won an Alma Award for Outstanding Script. She also spent three seasons on CBS’s “Rules of Engagement” and one season on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids.” She has sold four one hour and half-hour pilots to Fox (Filthy Rich), ABC Studios (Spoon Me), CBS (My Casa) & TVLand (Untitled Eva Longoria Pilot). Her first short film, “Wounded,” was an official selection in the Geneva Film Festival, the Palm Springs Shorts Fest, the Sedona Film Fest, the Gig Harbor Film Festival and the Big Island Film Festival. Her second short, “Very Dirty Things” was an official selection in the LA Comedy Film Festival. And her third short film “BLIND” was an official selection in the NBC/Universal Short Cuts Film Fest and the Napa Valley Film Festival. She has written several plays to critical success, including “In Her Shoes” (Hudson Avenue Theatre); “Baggage” (Hudson Avenue Theatre), “Left Overs” (Odyssey Theatre), “Disconnect” (Elephant Theater), “Skirts & Flirts” (Hudson Mainstage Theatre / Kraine Theatre, NYC), “Bedtime Stories” (National Comedy Theater), “Snapshots” (Pico Playhouse), “Identity Theft” (Elephant Theatre), “Drinking Games” (Pico Playhouse); “Just Friends” (Chalk Rep); “Blind” (Stella Adler Theatre); “Dinner & A Movie” (24 Hour Plays @ Wilshire Ebell) and “The Friend Zone” (Stella Adler Theatre). Gloria graduated from Loyola Marymount University and was awarded a Kennedy Center/ACTF Award for her first play, “Plane Strangers” – which also went on to win the Del Rey Players Playwriting Award, and the LMU Playwright of the Year Award. Gloria has a Masters degree in Theatre from the University of London. Gloria is a founding member of the sketch comedy group And Donkey Makes Five, and has written and performed stand-up comedy at The Improv and The Comedy Store. Her book, Accessories, has been translated into Italian and is published by Small Fish Studios in the U.S. and Cassini Press in Italy.