Julie Sayres

107: Writing the One-Hour Pilot for Television with Julie Sayres


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This workshop covers the basics of writing one-hour dramas for television, including what makes a pilot episode different from all other episodes and what the criteria are for a television pilot with legs.

We’ll explore the basic structure of a one-hour drama, how to create a valid franchise that will generate stories for multiple seasons and we’ll also discuss in depth what makes an iconic character who is utterly unique and unforgettable. We’ll view some TV show clips to reinforce the points. All attendees are welcome to pitch an idea for a one hour drama, which we will discuss in class, time permitting.