Writing the TV Movie: Lifetime Edition

Online Classes
Hosted By:
David Hal Chester - Writer
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 02/25 @ 4:30PM - 6:00PM PT
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The TV Movie is back! With the number of films on traditional platforms like Lifetime and Hallmark as well as on streaming platforms, there's no shortage of potential work for writers. But how do you actually write one of these movies? What samples do you need, what's the structure and expectations, how do you work with producers, and what can you expect once a film is released?

This Two Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Samples 
  • Pitching and developing 
  • Structure and outlining 
  • Drafting and rewriting 
  • What happens when the movie gets made 
  • Live Q&A 

Week One - Developing, Outlining, and Drafting

Date / Time

During this session, we will cover: 

  • Samples
  • The pitch document 
  • Outlining and structure 
  • Writing the first draft

Week Two - Rewriting and Understanding the Business

Date / Time

This week, we will cover: 

  • The rewrite process 
  • How these movies get made 
  • Building relationships and a career 
More about
David Hal Chester

David Chester left L.A. after a family tragedy and moved to Japan, where he channeled the angst of his broken home, queerness and otherness as a foreigner into dysfunctional family dramas. His screenplays BIG SISTER and TILLIE are multi-finalists, his LGBTQ short THE LESSON won two international prizes, and he has eight female-driven features streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Lifetime.

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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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.