Creating Successful Series:
How to Get Your TV Pilot Script
Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen
Led by Martie Cook,
TV Screenwriter / Producer;
Author of Critically Acclaimed Book,
"Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen"
Friday, March 25th, 2022
2pm to 4pm, EST
Produced and Hosted Online by StudentFilmmakers.com
Date: Friday, March 25th, 2022
Time/Duration: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST (2 Hours)
Check-In: Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m., EST.
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Livestream: This online, interactive screenwriting workshop will be held in a live, virtual format.
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CLASS SIZE: 35.
Class size is limited for quality.
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Overview: Coming up with a great idea for a TV pilot script is fairly simple. Writing that all-important Episode #1 is far more complex. This screenwriting workshop will examine key elements that can make or break a television pilot script. Discussion will include proven tips for writing a standout script and also how to avoid some common script writing pitfalls.
- Passion and Personal Connection
- Evaluating Your Idea
- The Importance of Loglines
- Creating Compelling Characters
- Piloting Your Story
- The First Five Pages
- The Importance of Being Bingebale
- Turning a First Draft into a Polished Draft
In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, you MUST attend the full duration of the workshop.
Workshop Instructor: Martie Cook
Martie Cook has more than three decades of experience as a respected writer and producer of television and film. She has worked for ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS as well as for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios. www.writetotv.com
A member of the Writers Guild of America West, Cook has written for hit television shows such as the top-ten Nielsen-rated Full House, the cult classic, Charles in Charge, the nontraditional family comedy, Joe's Life and Rysher Entertainment's crime drama, One West Waikiki. Her first screenplay, Zachary's Truth was a finalist in the prestigious Chesterfield Writers Film Program and in the Massachusetts Screenwriting Competition, before being optioned by Universal Studios. Her second screenplay, Hit & Run was optioned by Alan Barnette Productions at Universal Studios.
As a producer, Cook has worked for internationally recognized shows such as Entertainment Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show, as well as for America’s Most Wanted, Better Homes and Gardens, and the PBS Emmy-award winning children's show Zoom.
Cook is author of the critically acclaimed book, Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen, 3rd edition (Focal Press/Routledge) used by professional writers, in college classrooms, and by budding writers alike.
Cook volunteered to be a writing to two soldiers serving in Afghanistan. As a direct result of that mentorship, Cook teamed with the soldiers and co-wrote a treatment for a pilot about the war in Afghanistan, which she sold to Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer Television and NBC. Cook also served as a consulting producer on the pilot. http://deadline.com/2012/09/bruckheimer-tv-produced-military-comedy-lands-at-nbc-with-put-pilot-commitment-339247/
In 2018, Cook mentored 20 promising television writers from across Europe as part of the Series Mania Writers Campus in Lille, France.
Currently, Cook is a professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson College in Boston, a top ten film school, where she teaches film and television writing. Additionally, she is the creator and director of the BFA in Comedic Arts, a first of its kind degree in the United States. The program has received press from 430 media outlets including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/magazine/could-a-college-degree-in-comedy-be-anything-other-than-a-joke.html?partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytmag&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR3_-_A3QiS92btI06BFpbKCDrm01b-SQ0UyAbHzMot8rXsO2s1TVsWP5iE
Cook is also the Founding Director of The Center for Comedic Arts at Emerson College.
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