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Nail your Pilot’s Structure in 14 days

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Do you find it hard to generate story ideas in isolation?
Do you work better to deadlines?
Want some help structuring your episode?

This is a tailored course designed for writers who have a strong idea for an original series, but are struggling to craft a powerful story for their pilot episode.

Across the course of 14 days, writers will benefit from three one on one zoom sessions; deadlines which hold them accountable; as well as feedback from professional script editor, Holly Lyons.

The one-on-one zoom sessions will be run like a professional writers’ room. Holly will give feedback, story suggestions and help you develop your premise, theme and protagonist.

At the end of this intensive course, writers will have a strong scene breakdown they are proud of. They will feel confident to move forward to draft stage.

Please note: participants are required to complete homework.

All sessions are one on one; on Zoom; 60min each, exact times will be decided between writer & Holly

 

Session One:

Pitch your premise to Holly and identify strengths and weaknesses. Focus on the protagonist’s flaw. Discuss story areas.

HOMEWORK: Generate 80 story spring boards

Session Two: Writers’ Room

Discuss your story spring boards and identify which ones to incorporate into your pilot episode.

HOMEWORK: Deliver draft beat outline

Session Three: Writers’ Room

Discuss the beat outline and identify ways to improve and strengthen the plot points.

 

Please note: This course is not suitable for Feature Films.

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