Creating a Winning TV Series Pitch Bible
The TV Series Pitch Bible is the main supporting document and most important tool in determining if your TV show is going to get bought or produced. It describes and articulates precisely what your show is and what it is not. It is a conceptual specific outline of your show; an in depth look at the world of the show, the characters, what happens there how and why. It is the insurance and the proof that makes clear not only that you know what you are doing as a writer/show creator and have a show here, but that it is unique, fresh, timely and can easily go five seasons.
That is what this 4-week interactive online class is all about.
The goal of this course is that upon completion you have a kickass 7 to 10-page written TV series pitch bible for your show or idea in hand and on file.
In this course:
You will not just learn how to create a winning TV series pitch bible, but you will actually be creating one for your current TV or web series idea during the course and in class, week after week, while being guided and coached every step of the way.
You will learn how to put “you” into your TV series pitch bible by not only conveying your own unique voice on the page but by actually injecting your take and POV on to your show premise from your life experiences and weaving this into your document in story form. Every element from the teaser and logline to the final wrap paragraph will be infused with your distinctive method of expression--how you see this world you created and why it is fresh and new--right from page 1.
You will learn how to immediately be suggesting and building the story engine on every page through the interweaving of relationships, the lines of repeatable conflicts and other tools thus giving readers (producers) an idea of what the episodes could be long before we even get to the pilot synopsis.
You will be building from the ground up. Terry will be using one of his own TV show ideas and the pitch bible he created as the model. The advantage with this methodology is that students will now see and learn from the process, instead of just deconstructing shows that are already proven winners.
You will be getting written notes and pointed attention every week. Working in sections as per the lecture and workshop of that week, students will take what they learned to the page immediately after the week’s workshop and apply it to their pitch bible work-in-progress.
We will build and shape incrementally, week to week, until you complete your TV series pitch bible which naturally will be few days or so (final touch-ups) after the last class week. This is to insure you are on track and getting it in real time while making sure your concept is fresh, new and you.
Classes are interactive and include a thorough question and answer period as to any concerns you may have.
Recordings will also be available as to review and go over any sticking points.
Do I need to have a completed pilot of my series to take the course? No, if you have one that is fine as going through the process of creating your pitch bible will make it better. However, having a rough idea of what your series is, the characters, and a rough idea of the events (premise or idea pages) will be enough.
WITH: Terry McFadden
MEETS: Weekly for 4 classes via Zoom
Mondays, 1 PM - 3:30 PM, Pacific Time
November 16, 23, 30, and December 7, 2020
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