Creating Your Series Bible - On Demand

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Michael Poisson - Writer/Producer, Television Writer
$349.00
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You have an amazing series idea, you have the first season mapped out in your head, you have your pilot ready to go - and then an exec asks you for your series bible. This is a roadblock for many writers because there is no set template for what a bible looks like! And while there are many styles of bibles, all must still contain the same core elements or they are considered incomplete. 

In this On-Demand course, learn the components of a series bible from pre-recorded lectures and curated examples. Then, send your bible sections to your instructor for private 20 minute calls on your material! 

This On Demand Class Will Cover: 

  • The core elements of a series bible 
  • How to format and present your bible 
  • Customizing your bible for different platforms 
  • Feedback on your bible 

 

Lecture & Consult One - Introduction to Bibles

Summary

Lecture One

  • Instructor will describe what a Bible is, how it’s used, and the main sections that usually make up a Bible document.
  • Instructor will discuss examples of Bibles that were sent out, and talk about the difference between Bibles from years ago vs. contemporary Bibles.
  • Instructor will outline the first sections of a Bible: Introduction, Logline, Personal Connection/Based on.

Consult One

  • Instructor will give feedback on your summary and answer any questions. Instructor will explain the assignment for the next consultation (20 minutes). 

Lecture & Consult Two - World/Setting, Characters, Tone & Theme

Summary

Lecture Two

  • Instructor will give each student feedback on the homework. 
  • Instructor will outline the new sections: World/Setting, Characters, and Tone, and give examples of what these sections look like.
  • Instructor will give the assignment for the following week.

Consult Two

  • Instructor will give feedback on your assignments and answer any questions (20 minutes). 

Lecture & Consult Three - Pilot Synopsis, Episode Examples, Story Arcs, Future Seasons & Theme

Summary

Lecture Three:

  • Instructor will outline the new sections: Pilot Synopsis, Episode Examples, Story Arcs, Future Seasons and Theme. 

Consult Three

  • Instructor will give feedback on the previous assignment and answer questions (20 minutes). 

 

Consult Four - Finished Series Bible

Summary

Instructor will have a final one-on-one call to discuss the bible (20 minutes). 

More about
Michael Poisson
Writer/Producer
Television Writer

Michael is an LGBTQ+ writer who has four Emmy nominations for his work on Adult Swim’s critically-acclaimed, animated comedy ROBOT CHICKEN. Most recently, he finished working as a Co-Producer on The CW's queer sci-fi, action series TOM SWIFT. Before that, he wrote on Netflix’s super hero dramedy series RAISING DION as well as on the Hulu animated comedy CROSSING SWORDS. On the development side, Michael previously developed with Red Hour and Full Fathom Five on his dark comedy, UNRAVELING: A Sadistic Musical. Before writing full time, Michael was the Director of Development for Krysten Ritter’s production company Silent Machine Entertainment. And outside of the industry, Michael has worked as a crisis counselor at The Trevor Project – a suicide lifeline for LGBTQ youth.

Testimonials

This class is so great, and Mike is truly the right person to teach it. I love how he guides you through the process! I will use this for all of my future packages, which there will be many of. I strongly recommend this class to any and everyone. It made so much sense, and now it's easier for me to grasp and conduct a strong series bible.

~ Debbie Oliver, Screenwriter

Michael confirmed some of the issues with the screenplay that I had been informed about already which made me more willing to make those changes. Michael also gave me some ideas to improve the general story and increase character motivation. The fact that he is an Emmy-nominated writer makes me confident in his suggestions. Michael was very personable, professional, and seemed to appreciate my personal connection to the story.

~ Anonymous Feedback Form Response

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