Thu, 09 Nov|
Write Your (Very Queer) TV Pilot in 6 Weeks | £375
Have an idea for a 30-minute TV pilot, one you’ve always wanted to write? With Emmy nominated writer-director Kaitlin Fontana, you’ll go from logline to outline to first draft of your TV pilot, learning about the TV business and how to build a practice and craft along the way.
Time & Location
09 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
Zoom Workshop dates
Thu 9th Nov 7pm-9pm
Thu 16th Nov 7pm-9pm
Thu 23 Nov 7pm-9pm
Thu 30 Nov 7pm-9pm
Thu 7th Dec 7pm-9pm
Thu 14th Dec 7pm-9pm
About the Course
Kaitlin is a working TV and film writer and director, and has taught this class over a dozen times in the last 10 years. Students have gone on to sell projects and be staffed in TV writers’ rooms, and many come back to take the class again.
Pre-course: Craft your pilot idea and your logline, and study other pilots
Week 1: From logline to outline
Week 2: Act One
Week 3: Act Two
Week 4: Act Three
Week 5: The Rewrite
Week 6: The Industry, and Next Steps (with guests)
Kaitlin usually invites 1-3 guests to the last class, either other working writers, agents, or managers, to speak to students about the TV/film industry (USA and UK).
Kaitlin will use a shared google-drive folder where attendees will share work etc.
Kaitlin summarises: "By the end of the 6-week course you will have an entire, rewritten 30-minute pilot draft, which I will have read and noted throughout the course (along with two other attendees, as I form little reading groups of three within the class to simulate a writers room). I read everyone's pages every week and give notes, which are incorporated into a rewrite at the course's end. I do this intensively for every student, and I also provide 1:1 office hours of up to 30 minutes/student/week as needed."
Who the course is for...
Best for emerging or experienced writers in any genre, but beginners are welcome.
“I've honestly learned more about screenwriting in this course than I have in my 3 (and counting) years of film school.” - JOSH G. “This class is a great value: at the end, you'll have a draft, lots of notes, you'll have met other writers and seen them through their development, and learned about the industry. The regular deadlines mean you write incrementally, and you have time to reflect and improve as you go, constantly refining and adding to your idea. The class is designed to foster a sense of community and partnership with other members, which means you get the bonus experience of learning to give notes, collaborate, and contribute to a show that isn't yours, all things that help prepare you to enter the industry. I'm really glad I took it.” - JESS M. “I had never written a pilot before, and found Kaitlin's notes plus the abundance of classmate feedback to be super helpful! It was also great to have a peer group to share experiences with as we went.” - MICHELE O. "Kaitlin's pilot writing class was honestly fantastic. I've been struggling with starting my pilot for a few years now, and Kaitlin gave me the push I needed to finally put something on paper. I now have a draft I'm really proud of thanks to her notes and guidance, as well as the feedback from the rest of my class. She fostered a class environment that made me feel comfortable trying different things. I'd definitely recommend taking her class!" - JESS K. “I couldn't be happier with my experience in Kaitlin's class. I was able to finish a draft of an idea that's been circling around in my head for over a year. With the help of Kaitlin's notes, lectures, and my fellow classmates' suggestions, I now feel as if I have a strong first draft and know the steps I need to take to make my script even better! I highly recommend anyone working on a pilot take this class! Thank you, Kaitlin!” - JACK C. “Kaitlin's class is good for anyone who's done with saying, ‘I'll write that pilot someday.’ She reads each student's drafts multiple times before giving written feedback, resulting in notes that are comprehensive and insightful.” - KEVIN A.
Minimum Course Numbers 2023/4
To keep Out on the Page sustainable whilst allowing for experimentation and diversity in the range of activities we offer, we are setting minimum course numbers for our paid activities to go ahead. The minimum attendee number for this course to ahead is 6. If for some reason, this is not reached by 7 days before the course, we will cancel the activity and refund anyone who has bought tickets within two weeks.
There is an option to pay in two instalments before the course starts. Please email email@example.com if you would like to find out more about this option.
Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
About Kaitlin Fontana
Kaitlin Fontana is an Emmy-nominated writer and director and a National Magazine award-winning essayist. In her past life, she was a music journalist. Kaitlin hosted WGAE's podcast OnWriting for seasons 4-6.
Kaitlin's feature film script, GIRLFRIEND ON MARS, was on the 2019 Black List. She was a NYTVF Development Deal recipient and a finalist in the HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. Her directorial debut, FRANCHESCA, was an official Sundance Film Festival selection.
Kaitlin lives in Los Angeles, CA and was born in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, a distinction she shares with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson.
This ticket covers all zoom workshops and access to the Slack platform. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email email@example.com.£375.00