Write a TV Pilot in 30 days!
Jan 1-31, 2024
The challenge is now underway and admission is closed. Over 300 writers are working on a pilot right now!
If you’ve signed up for the challenge, you can log in below.
If you’ve missed out this time, then never mind, we’ll be back next year.
Pilotpalooza is a 30-Day TV Writing Challenge like no other. The best New Year’s Resolution a screenwriter can make.
We guide you every step of the way with lessons and pointers so you can build your TV pilot from the ground up, the Script Anatomy way. Consider it a crash course from the leading TV writing school in America.
Every morning you receive an email that links to your challenge portal—an advent calendar where each day opens up a new lesson from Tawnya, the founder of Script Anatomy, complete with a downloadable worksheet full of instruction, exercises and inspiration.
We’ve distilled the essence of our many TV writing courses, so you can expect lessons on concept, character, theme, dynamic relationships, series engines, structure, A story and B story… everything you need to write a kickass pilot. There will be examples from real shows to show how the lessons apply, as well as audio clips, video clips, and weekly check-ins from our instructors. You’ll also be able to connect with your Pilotpalooza community on a private platform.
What They’re Saying…
"I learned more in those 30 day lessons than I have in regular tv writing classes. I hope this becomes a regular thing. I’d definitely do it again! "
"It was so inspiring and I am absolutely blown away by how beautifully structured it was. And empowering! I loved the support from Tawnya, the community and the daily tasks, the do-able tasks and the brilliant dividing of the different elements."
"Pilotpalooza was a great way to start the year creatively! I appreciated how practical the tools were, how actionable all of the advice was, and the structure kept me motivated and writing. I did it with a friend and definitely benefited from having someone else to bounce ideas with as we wrote our drafts."
"I really enjoyed my experience, the structure was great, the posts were informative, and it was great to be held accountable to something!"
"I loved how the information was presented. I've read a couple of TV writing books, but wasn't able to retain the information. Getting information in bite-sized chunks with the daily lessons made for a great learning experience."
"I've written quite a few scripts over the years, but this process feels the most organic and natural. I'm not nearly as intimidated or overwhelmed going from outline to rough draft. I'm also writing faster than before - partly to meet the deadlines, but mostly because it's easier to keep up. I've never gotten to a rough first in 30 days. Ever!"
"There’s a lot of blind spots that traditional film schools ignore, but Script Anatomy looks under the hood at almost everything. It helps writers to unpack their stories better, while also keeping our focus on craft."
"Woo hoo. The first draft of my YA one-hour thriller pilot is complete! Thank you for putting this together. Every lesson was incredibly helpful and motivating."
"I loved the structure of Pilotpalooza! I also loved the flow and the ability to go at your own pace. I have a few unpublished book manuscripts under me, so this was my first go around at writing a script. I can say I learned a lot!"
"Each day's 'homework' was super achievable and still made me feel like I was making great progress with my script. I felt accomplished without feeling like I was drowning in work!"
"Thanks so much Tawnya for such an awesome, inspiring and FUN experience with Pilotpalooza! Such an excellent and motivating way to start the New Year."
"I've tried to write a pilot so many times before and got bogged down and confused. But this process is clear, with well organized steps and a deadline that forced me to move forward beyond my perfectionism. I learned a lot and it gave me a process that I can repeat."