Writing for the Small Screen (Spring 2021)

06/06/2021 - 08/01/2021




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $239.20  -  Early Bird Registration
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Sundays
Session Dates: June 6, 13, 27
July 11, 18, 25
Aug. 1
Session Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Writing for the Small Screen (Spring 2021)

Jun. 6 - Aug 01
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Instructor: Mary Ruth Clarke

The third Golden Age of Television is upon us and the opportunities have never been greater.  This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.  We will study and analyze successful pilots to learn the form and craft of writing for television. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the web, television and streaming landscape, how to position the idea, what makes for great TV characters, visual storytelling, budgetary considerations, proper story structure, and proper formatting.  And you’ll write and rewrite.  Leave this workshop with the makings of a pitch document, a deeper understanding of the the process of creation that optioned shows go through, a stronger grasp of the language that writers/producers/agents speak when talking business, and the beginnings of a rough draft of your very own TV pilot.

20% Early Bird Registration Discount Available when students register by March 31, 2020

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Sundays
Session Dates

June 6, 13, 27
July 11, 18, 25
Aug. 1

Time 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This course is ideal for writers of every level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

No class June 20, or July 4