SITCOM SPEC WRITING WORKSHOP
The main reason to write a spec script these days is so you can apply to the different writing fellowships. I wrote spec scripts that got me into the NBC Writers on the Verge program and the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship, and I’ll take you through the same process that I use when I write.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We’ll go over everything from beginning to end, including picking what show to spec, pitching and writing loglines, writing a treatment, an outline, and then your draft. The goal is to have a new, polished spec ready to submit to contests and fellowships. During the class, I also help you prepare for the interview process for the fellowships. Each class will be around 2 – 3 hours long, depending on how many writers there are, and what we’re covering that week. There will be weekly assignments, and you’ll be expected to read and have notes for everyone’s work in addition to working on your own scripts. Each session, you’ll get feedback on your material from me, as well as from the rest of the group. I’ll also be giving written notes on your scripts, and we’ll also have periodic private 1 on 1 meetings to make sure you’re on track, and to discuss any specific issues you’re having with your script.
WHAT YOU NEED
The workshop will be online, so you’ll need a computer with a web cam and a good internet connection. All of the classes will be group video chats. You’ll also need Final Draft, Word, and Excel, or equivalent software. Because the workshop is online, location doesn’t matter. I’ve had students from LA, NY, San Francisco, Austin, Portland, Chicago, etc.
The next online workshop will start on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
To give the most flexibility with price and time, I now offer 3 different options for my workshops. Writers can choose to work up to their outlines, their first draft, or second draft. [easy-pricing-table id=”64″] *If you sign up for the 5 or 7 week class and want to upgrade after class starts, you can pay the difference plus an additional $50 fee.
To give the most flexibility with price and time, I now offer 3 different tracks for my workshops. Writers can choose to take a 4 week session to work on their outline, a 6 week session for their first draft, or the full 8 week session for their second draft. Regardless of which one best suits your needs, you’ll get feedback from me and the rest of the group on your loglines, your treatment, and your beat sheet. 8 students max.