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In Hollywood, an original pilot or a spec script of an existing TV show is the calling card for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider or a fake. Enter “Mad Men”...

$595
T.   Jan 27th - Feb 24th, 7:30pm
All levels
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In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!TESTIMONIALS"Not only is Gabe...

$295
M.   Jan 26th - Feb 23rd, 7pm
All levels
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Monday January 26 7pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $295
Tuesday August 18 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
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Come with your story idea (any TV category) and characters or come just to learn. If you bring your idea with you, then you will have a chance to work on your log line and characters with an industry pro and more.

$270
Sa.   Jan 31st, 11am
All levels
(1)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Sam Ernst (“Crisis”, “Haven”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s...

$495
T.   Feb 3rd - Mar 3rd, 7:30pm
All levels
(3)

Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we offers a workshop where you write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and new inspiration.The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of...

$45
Su.   Feb 8th, 11am
All levels
(1)
Sunday February 8 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday February 15 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday February 22 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday March 1 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday March 8 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday March 15 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday March 22 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...

$160
M.   Feb 2nd - Feb 23rd, 7pm
All levels
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Monday February 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday February 4 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday February 5 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday March 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday March 4 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday March 5 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
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This hands-on course was designed for the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goal. You've taken all the expensive writing classes, you've networked and done all the grunt work to get your foot in the door and you've fantasized about what your life could be like if you could just get that first big break and start your new career as a writer...

$129
W.   Jan 28th - Mar 4th, 7pm
All levels
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Explore different styles of writing through various exercises, including: poetry, character development and expository assessment.This course will also engage and challenge you to develop and create your own personal projects.

$79
Sa.   Jan 31st - Feb 28th, 11am
All levels
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Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.Learning ObjectivesProper use of punctuationAvoiding...

$325
M.   Feb 2nd, 9am
All levels
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Monday February 2 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Thursday March 5 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Thursday April 16 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Tuesday May 26 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
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Stan Zimmerman (The Casting Coach): Writer/ExecProducer/Co-Creator: Rita Rocks(Lifetime). Writer/Producer: Gilmore Girls (WB)Roseanne (ABC) WGA Nomination Best Comedy Episode for the infamous Kiss Episode. Writer: The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel Annie MOW (ABC/Zadan-Meron)The Golden Girls (NBC) WGA Nomination...

$275
W.   Feb 4th - Feb 25th, 7pm
All levels
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Our writing classes will give students the opportunity to learn from an expert. Writing is probably the most difficult English skill to master. First, we work on how to organize an essay. Second, we practice creating that organization. Third, we work on choosing the right words and putting them in the right order. Fourth, a lot of time is spent on...

$80
T.Th.   Feb 3rd - Feb 26th, 6:30pm
Beginner

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Published journalist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. She’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors. You’ll learn...

$395
W.   Feb 18th - Mar 18th, 7:30pm
All levels
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Filmmaking begins with story development and script writing. This workshop covers techniques to crafting a quality, marketable screenplay. Topics will include loglines, genres, characters, dialogue, story structure, rules, Aristotle´s Poetics, and common mistakes. This material is for current and would-be comedic short and feature film screenwriters,...

$49
Su.   Feb 22nd, 12pm
All levels
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Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict....

$395
Sa.   Mar 14th - Apr 11th, 11am
All levels
(3)

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You’ve learned the Short Story Basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this four-week class, award-winning short fiction author Jim Gavin will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose, and troubleshoot problematic arcs. He will teach you how to transform...

$395
M.   Jan 26th - Mar 2nd, 7:30pm
Intermediate
(3)

In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...

$160
Sa.   Feb 28th, 9:30am
All levels
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Saturday February 28 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday March 28 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday April 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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You know your story. It's about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this five week class, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Though in-class lectures, writing exercises, and targeted...

$395
Su.   Mar 22nd - Apr 26th, 6pm
All levels
(3)

Do you have that killer screenplay that’s dying to be sold but you have no idea how to get it to the right person? The best way to get an agent is to know one. Enter Chad Snopek, manager, producer, and former agent, to take you through the process of finding literary representation. In this one day workshop, Chad will give you an overview of the...

$395
M.   Jan 26th - Mar 2nd, 7:30pm
Advanced
(3)

Learn to write a script quickly, well and at a professional level, ready to be marketed as quickly as possible. This is the most direct method of writing/creating/selling a script you'll find anywhere, and you don't have to buy software or a book.

$40
Su.   Feb 1st, 9am
All levels
(9)

Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot  and make decisions about your new series in this intensive from Pilar Alessandra.In this class you will:Identify the tone and scope of your series.Break story on your original pilot.Make decisions about structure.Define your characters and prospective relationships.Explore...

$150
Su.   Feb 8th, 10am
All levels