Develop Your Genre Pilot
Jan 8 to Feb 26 — Saturdays, 2:00pm – 5:00pm (PDT)
Instructor: Dedi Felman
Developing a work of genre requires juggling a lot of moving parts.
How do you ensure you’re balancing character development, world development, magic and monsters, and an exciting plot in a way that emotionally involves and entertains your viewers rather than losing them—and yourself? In this 7-week lab you will learn how to develop your genre story in a way that treats character, plot, and world as an organic, unified whole.
In the first three weeks you will complete and get feedback on the Script Anatomy tools, but tailored for a genre pilot. Then, the focus shifts to “breaking” your story, honing your tracks and beats, exactly as it’s done in a professional writers room. This class culminates in a beat sheet, the road map to your script.
*Sign up early! 2 weeks of prep work using Script Anatomy Development Tools*
Testimonial: “Dedi is an amazing instructor who really digs deep to hone your vision. She latches on to the heart of your story, nourishes that vision, and gives you the tools and notes to see that vision realized. She’s patient yet firm, and works tirelessly to ensure you are supported throughout the length of the class. I would email her between classes with questions, concerns, fears, and thoughts, and always got speedy replies that were both thoughtful and thought-provoking. She not only gave me new perspectives, but also pitched story solutions that gave both of my scripts (spec and pilot) new depth and meaning, and challenged me to become a better writer. I’m very proud of the work I’ve produced and have grown exponentially under Dedi’s guidance.” — Natasha M. Hall, Writer, Netflix’s “VIRGIN RIVER”
When: Jan 8 / Jan 15 / Jan 22 / Jan 29 / Feb 5 / Feb 12 / Feb 26
*OFF Feb 19 for Presidents’ Day Weekend
Place: Online (Zoom)
Limit 8 writers
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INSTRUCTOR DISCLAIMER: Since all of Script Anatomy’s instructors are working writers, opportunities sometimes arise in their careers that prohibit them from teaching. Change of instructor doesn’t qualify you, the student, a refund unless that refund falls under our normal refund rules. By paying and signing up for this class you are acknowledging and agreeing that the original instructor of this class may change before the class begins.
Please note that classes are for individuals aged 18 and older.