First Impressions: Making Your Teaser Pop

Jacey Heldrich
Tuesday 12/15 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. That's true in real life as well as with your scripts. We all know the opening pages are critical to keep an exec reading, but did you know that a teaser for a pilot is even more critical? That you need to capture the essence of your show as well as hook the audience? 

There's a lot that a teaser has to accomplish, but a stellar teaser is absolutely achievable with the right guidance. Thankfully, the incredibly talented Jacey Heldrich (THE HANDMAID'S TALE) is here to help us master the craft. 

This 2-Hour Clinic Will Cover:

  • The function of a teaser
  • Setting up the series
  • Feedback on your pages
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

Jacey Heldrich is a WGA award nominated writer currently working as a story editor on Hulu’s Emmy winning The Handmaid’s Tale. After graduating from Columbia University’s MFA film program, Jacey moved from NYC to LA, where she landed as assistant to Jonathan Nolan, working on Person of Interest (CBS) and Westworld (HBO). She co-wrote episode 511 of Person of Interest. In 2016, she was featured on The Tracking Board’s Young and Hungry list.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!