Break It Down - Outlining Your TV Pilot: 2-Week Program Starts Sat 9/15

Saturdays 9/15 & 9/29 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Hosted by Chelsea Kardos – Manager of Scripted Programming (AMC)

Show of virtual hands, who’s ever said: “I’ve got the best idea for a TV show”? Probably most of us have thought this at one point or another, but, when it comes time to roll up our sleeves and get to it, we realize that crafting a compelling and effective pilot episode is incredibly difficult, and it’s difficult before you even get started. Should you have a teaser? How long should it be? How many pages total is each Act, and should you even include act breaks in a script anymore? And that’s not even addressing how to weave all of your storylines together.

This is the point when you realize that a solid outline is going to be key, but there’s just one problem: you aren’t sure how to outline a TV episode.

Take a deep breath and worry no more! Chelsea Kardos is here with a two-week clinic to break down all your outlining concerns and questions!

In This 2-Week Clinic You Will Learn How To:
  • Identify the important beats of your pilot
  • Create your characters’ inner needs and exterior challenges
  • Pace and structure the narrative for maximum impact
  • Bring your individual story threads together 

Leave the class with a professional outline of your new or existing pilot! 

About Your Instructor:

Chelsea Kardos is a Manager in Scripted Programming at AMC Networks, a leading cable network that is focused on one-hour dramas that are character-centric. Previously, Chelsea worked for New Wave Entertainment and Route One Films.

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