Writing the Limited Series w/ Kevin Nicklaus

Webinars ~ Craft Series
Hosted By:
Kevin Nicklaus - Senior Vice President, Wolper (ProdCo @ Warner Bros.)

Is your pilot a traditional TV series or a limited series? What exactly IS the difference and how do you know what to pitch yours as? Kevin Nicklaus (ROOTS) is here to host an extensive webinar that demystifies what a limited series is and what makes a good one. Kevin will not only guide you through the different types of limited series that exist but will provide a deeper understanding of the structure of each. He will take a look at the legalities that sometimes come tied with stories that are based in fact and will discuss how much fiction is allowed.

Kevin will also discuss the in’s and out’s on how to effectively structure a limited series pitch depending on what type it is and where it is going (network vs. streaming). This is truly a not to be missed webinar for anyone that’s ever thought of doing a limited series!

This 90-Min. Webinar will Cover:

  • Learn the pros and cons of a limited series set up
  • Learn whether a limited series is the right structure for your story
  • How to deal with the ‘based on a true story’ aspect 
  • Discover the best types of stories that make for limited series and how to research them
  • Gain an understanding of the vast difference between limited series and other series
  • Learn how to properly pitch your limited series!
More about
Kevin Nicklaus
Senior Vice President
Wolper (ProdCo @ Warner Bros.)
Kevin Nicklaus is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wolper Org., a historically significant television production company that has been responsible for over 500 films and won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, and five Peabodys. Kevin has been involved with projects for The History Channel (ROOTS – 2016), A&E (BATES MOTEL), TNT (THE MISTS OF AVALON, SALEM’S LOT), Showtime (PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!), and CBS (HELTER SKELTER). Currently, The Wolper Org. has a studio deal at Warner Bros and focuses on drama series, mini-series, and movies for streaming. Other company credits include LA CONFIDENTIAL, MURDER IN THE FIRST, WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON, THE THORN BIRDS, and NORTH & SOUTH.
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