Structure of the 1-Hour Pilot w/ Consultant, Dan Calvisi & Max Timm (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Jul 21, 2016 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Dan Calvisi

Countless screenwriting books have offered what is claimed to be the definitive structural paradigm, what you might know as the "classical structure beat sheet" for feature films, but none have tackled the daunting task of defining a beat sheet for EPISODIC TELEVISION.


Until now.


Daniel Calvisi, author of Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay, brings you the results of his deep analysis of the story structure behind the best series currently available in our multi-platform universe of ad-supported networks, pay cable and streaming content websites. He will first introduce you to the key formats, genres and terminology of modern TV shows, and then he will take you step-by-step and page-by-page through the major signpost beats of a teleplay and the crucial characteristics that must be present in each scene, using specific examples from the best of our "Golden Age" of television.