Writing the Limited Series w/ Kevin Nicklaus

Webinars ~ Craft Series
Hosted By:
Kevin Nicklaus - Head of Film & TV, Tapas Ent.

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
Head of Film & TV
Tapas Ent.

Kevin Nicklaus is an executive with a background in film and television development leading Tapas comic IP into film and Television. Currently, he is working with such partners as A+E Studios, Disney Branded, Weed Road, 3Pas and Madison Wells Media on actively pitching film and TV concepts based on Tapas IP.

Most recently with a production company based at Warner Bros., responsible for the department, but with a personal focus on film, television, podcasts and video games. His previous work has also helped to produce series such as BATES MOTEL (A&E) and PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT (Showtime) and event limited series such as the recent, reimagined, Emmy-nominated ROOTS (History, A&E, Lifetime), which featured Rege-Jean Page, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, and Anika Noni Rose and was produced with Will Packer and LeVar Burton, Stephen King’s SALEM’S LOT (TNT), THE MISTS OF AVALON (TNT), HELTER SKELTER (CBS), SYBIL (CBS), A WILL OF THEIR OWN (NBC), THE BAD SEED (Lifetime) and more.

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