ONLINE: Screenwriting: The Secrets of Writing a TV Pilot

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A portrait of Chelsea Cassio
24 May 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Chelsea Cassio
Transform your understanding of TV storytelling by going beyond plot to focus on the emotional journey of your characters. Take a detailed look at the structure of an hour-long episode along with character development, story beats, the world of the show, tone, theme and story trends. Discuss industry news, how to break into the sector, and the culture of the story room.

This workshop will be presented online. Detailed instructions for participating 

Included in this course:

  • 2.5 hours of information, education, industry insider advice, tricks and tips
  • An annotated reading list to provide context to your learnings
  • Writing exercises to help hone your craft and reinforce your new skills
  • 1 hour interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and skills extension
  • Personalised feedback from Chelsea on a piece of writing up to 500 words 

You will learn:

  • How to plot your original pilot episode or a spec script (for an existing show)
  • How to develop character through theme and plot
  • How to define each story strand
  • How to structure characters and stories that will have longevity over a full season
  • How to develop the skills to work in a story room

Schedule for the Day:

  • 10 - 11:15am: First webinar with Chelsea Cassio
  • 11:45am - 1pm: Second webinar with Chelsea Cassio
  • 3 - 4pm: Interactive webinar for questions, clarifications, and more casual instructions based on your experiences
  • 500-word pieces to be sent to Cheslea for feedback


About Chelsea Cassio

Chelsea’s writing credits include HOME & AWAY, NEIGHBOURS, THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES and SECRET BRIDESMAIDS' BUSINESS amongst others. Her short film IMAGINARY FRIEND sold to the ABC and her original television series concepts have sold to Hoodlum Entertainment, Seven Studios and Atlantic Nomad in Los Angeles. Chelsea’s original scripts have also awarded her spots at the L.A. Scriptapalooza TV Pilot Competition, Tropfest Film Festival and The Hope Awards to name a few.


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If you’re purchasing a full price workshop at $215, consider a full price one-year membership ($75) plus member-priced workshop ($155) will cost just $230 and give you discounts on all our services plus six free copies of ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine.

And if you have a concession card, a one-year membership ($55) plus member-concession workshop ($135) will cost you only $190.

Concession $ 135.00
Member $ 155.00
Non-member $ 215.00
Donation $ 0.00

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