Finish Your TV Pilot – with Greg Tindale
You have a log line, character descriptions and a beat sheet for your TV pilot. Now it's time to write it.
Building off the work from Greg’s Write Your First TV Pilot, this 4-week class will help you complete the first draft of your script.
You have the structure and organization of the episode in place. Now it’s time to write, write, write. Tighten up the script and figure out what’s working and what needs to be changed.
You can use improv to generate character dialog and find surprising dynamics! Or you can work it out on the page. The teacher is an improviser and a writer and can help you no matter which direction you want to go.
You will collaborate with the class and teacher to make each other’s ideas shine. Weekly assignments will keep you focused on what makes your story work.
Note: You may submit writing samples to meet the prerequisite for this class. Please fill out this form to submit a writing sample.
Greg Tindale has been the screenwriting mentor for the DC Shorts Film Festival and a guest lecturer on TV writing for the Writer’s Center. His TV Pilots have been included in the WIFV Spotlight on Screenwriters magazine, placed in the top 20% of the Page International Screenplay Awards and made it to the quarterfinals of the Austin TV Festival pitch competition. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television – Writing for Television program.
Greg has served as a staff writer for the TV show, ‘Districtland’ and was an Associate Producer and Assistant Director for the feature film ‘#humbled’ available on Amazon. Greg is the Writer, Director, Producer and Actor of the independent TV pilot, ‘Permanent Mistakes’ which was a Network Notes selection at the ITVFest (now Catalyst Festival). Greg has also been a finalist in the Comedy Central, “Yes And Laughter Lab” for his show “White Privilege Black Power”.