How to Structure the Bulletproof 1 Hour Pilot
Want to break into film? Stop writing screenplays.
The big opportunity for screenwriters has shifted dramatically from film to television, and the best way to get in the writing game — TV & features — is to write a professional, bulletproof 1 hour pilot script. A rock-solid 1 hour pilot script is not just a sample of your TV writing skills, but or your feature writing chops, too.
Pilot Season Never Ends
Thanks to cable, the Internet, and channels such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon the hunt for great shows is a year-round event. In this ONLINE VIDEO CLASS , Gemini award-winning television producer and two-time Emmy nominated TV writer Jeffrey Alan Schechter shows you how to structure the Bulletproof 1 Hour Pilot Script, teaching you the private system you can use to immediately to make your scripts professional and memorable.
In this online class you’ll learn:
- The 3 questions you need to answer before you write your pilot script
- The 6 business reasons why an original pilot script is better than a sample episode of an existing series
- The surprising insight why a 1 hour pilot script is also a killer feature sample.
- The 4 reasons to write an episodic pilot and not a serialized one
- The differences between cable & broadcast pilots (and which one is better to write)
- The 5 essential steps to knowing your show
- The 7 distinct characters you need to round out your cast.
- A formula to quickly pitch your entire show (series, season, and episode)
- The 9 bulletproof plot points of your Teaser & Act 1.
- A step-by-step guide to tracking the A, B, and C stories through the entire script.
- The 3 essential plot points that make up the final act and reset the episode so viewers are back next week, eager for more of your show.
The online class includes access to:
- The recording of the recent 90 minute video webinar that broke all online attendance numbers
- The 35 slides used in the webinar (a master course in pilot writing all by themselves)
- The following downloadable breakdowns:
- CSI:NY (Season 5, Episode 22) – This is a very clean Teaser/4 Acts breakdown of an EPISODIC show.
- NCIS (Season 5, Episode 7) – One of the most popular shows on broadcast, this episode uses a Teaser/5 Act structure.
- Breaking Bad (Season 1, Episode 6) – Some of the best writing on TV, this is an excellent example of a SERIALIZED show that follows the Teaser/4 Act structure but with heavy character development .
- The following downloadable templates:
- Blank Structure Template – 1 Hour, Episodic, Teaser/4 Acts
- Blank Structure Template – 1 Hour, Episodic, Teaser/5 Acts
- Blank Structure Template – 1 Hour, Serial, Teaser/4 Acts
- Blank Character Template – A blank character chart to help you know which characters you need and what roles they play in your series.
You can find other classes that charge a lot more given by writers who work a lot less (sorry guys, you know it’s true) but this is the only class that packs this amount of information into this short a period of time with these many resources and all from a working writer who knows what you’re going through and knows how to make it easier and better. Jeffrey knows; he used these exact same principles to write the pilot for Stitchers, now in its second season on FreeForm (formerly ABC Family).
This course comes with a no hassle money back guarantee via Udemy, the top educational site where I’m hosting this course. Within 30 days, if you don’t think the information is worth it Udemy will refund your money, no questions asked. And YOU CAN STILL keep your access to the MEMBERS ONLY pages with the videos, breakdowns, and templates. Just like Captain Kirk, we don’t believe in the no-win scenario and neither should you.