TV Pilot Lab (Drama)

Sep 29 to Dec 1 — Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm (PT)

Instructor: Aly Feltes

This class is your inside look into how professional writers tackle the pilot writing process.

The TV Drama Pilot Lab is a 6-week intensive course that requires 2 weeks of prep before class begins. Using Script Anatomy tools, you will develop, outline, and write your TV drama pilot at a pace expected in the TV industry.

You’ll hang your story beats on the board and pitch it out to the class — the way it’s done in a professional writers room. At every stage of the process, you will work the Script Anatomy tools and receive feedback and notes from the instructor and classmates.

Along the way, you’ll be privy to candid answers about the business such as breaking in, managing your representation, and finding your voice — all from a working writer!

This class is designed to prepare you for your first job writing for TV. The experience is invaluable and continues to be a popular course with writers of all levels — including writers who have gone on to staff but return to the course for deadlines and feedback. Check out writer Lisa Bao’s video for her path to success with Script Anatomy.

Students are required to devote time to homework, writing, and to reading other classmates’ work to provide feedback. They are expected to actively participate in the development and story breaking process. In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job! Working this muscle will benefit you and set you apart from others.

Throughout all of it, Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner, Aly Feltes, will be your guide and take you from concept to a finished draft. Aly was most recently a Consulting Producer on Mosquito Coast (Apple), and prior to that, an Executive Producer on First Lady (Showtime), an EP and writer on The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (TNT), and a Co-Executive Producer and writer on the award-winning Ozark (Netflix). You’re going to be in great hands with her.

Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience.

*Sign up early! There are at least two weeks of prep work to complete.*

Testimonials: “Working with Aly was invaluable – her notes were smart, honest and encouraging. I always left class feeling elated and super jazzed to implement her feedback. Her notes were just so amazing! I also appreciate that she’s a working TV writer / producer, and her generosity in sharing behind-the-scenes insight with a room of new writers. She’s like a cooler, hipper, fairy godmother who will dust magic over your script. Highly recommended! — Melissa Cassera, writer of LIfetime’s Obsession Trilogy

When: Sep 29 / Oct 6 / Oct 13 / Oct 20 / Nov 3 / Dec 1

*OFF Oct 27 for Outlines
*OFF Nov 10, Nov 17 & Nov 24 for Script Drafts

Place: Online

Cost: $860

Limit 8 writers

Click here for our refund policy. All sales are final. No refunds. A transfer request 45+ days before the 1st day of class will be honored (class must be selected within five business days of transfer request).

PHOTO / VIDEO DISCLAIMER: Script Anatomy reserves the exclusive right to use any photograph/video/audio taken at any Script Anatomy class, without requiring the permission of those included within the photograph/video. Script Anatomy may use the photograph/video/audio for educational, commercial, marketing or publicity purposes without limitation, and in perpetuity.

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.



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