Develop Your Hour TV Pilot

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Jess Carson - Writer, Tiny Phoenix, Inc. / Formerly on THE FLASH
Weekly, starting: Saturday 06/22 @ 12:00PM - 2:00PM PT
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email

Recurring feedback we are getting more and more is that execs/reps have to be able to "LEAN INTO" the script AND the writer. Having a strong sample that only you can write can make all the difference. What makes the writer interesting? What makes the lens into the storytelling unique? HOW can this stand out? Can the writer execute their story on the page AND deliver what we need for a TV episode? Is the writer making BOLD choices?

When a showrunner or producer is looking for a certain type of writer, it has to be undeniable that you fit what they are looking for. 

If that all sounds daunting, don't worry! The amazing Jess Carson (CW's THE FLASH) is here with a four week class to help you develop your hour TV pilot so you go to pages with the hard work already done! 

This 4 Week Class Will Cover

  • Hour TV structure 
  • A, B and C plots 
  • Act ins and outs 
  • Beat sheets and outlines 
  • Feedback on your beat sheets and outlines 

Week One - Concepts and Characters

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Your instructor will begin class with a lecture on how to craft an hour pilot (structure, plot lines, etc) and give you feedback on your concept and characters and prepare you to write your beat sheet. 

Week Two - Beat Sheet

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Your instructor will give you feedback on your beat sheet and prepare you to go to outline. 

Week Three - Outline Feedback

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Your Instructor will give you feedback on your outline. 

Week Four - Finalize Your Outline

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Your Instructor will give you feedback on your revised outline and prepare you to go to pages. 

More about
Jess Carson
Tiny Phoenix, Inc. / Formerly on THE FLASH

Jess Carson is a Los Angeles-based Black writer/director who made her way into filmmaking in her hometown of Little Rock, AR by self-producing a number of short films within her local community through trial, error, and a sheer love of the craft.

In 2015, she decided to branch out to hone her skills in more saturated markets – first by way of Brooklyn, NY, where she was hired to write an Off-Broadway musical, ONLY HUMAN, and then settling in Los Angeles, CA in 2018.

Her work spans genres and her focus is on well-rounded, character-driven narratives that resonate with audiences of all demographics as well as those that put society under a lens via undertones of societal commentary.

Most recently, Jess was a writer on the CW's THE FLASH, from the end of season 6 until the end of the show's 9-season run. she is also polishing a wide range of projects and is actively developing a gritty, original TV show, DEAD RED. She is represented by managers Kegan Schell & Abigail Palmer at Navigation Media Group.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

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The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.