Pilot by... ONLINE Thursdays 4pm PT/7pm ET

Pilot by...: Write an original half-hour comedy pilot

Prerequisites None
Scheduled ONLINE Thursdays 4pm PT/7pm ET
Start Date Oct 1, 2020, 4:00pm
Price $400
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each

Pilot by Thanksgiving with Zack Phillips

In this class, you will learn how to write an original half-hour comedy pilot, and get it done before the end of October!  From formulating the idea - to
creating stories - to outlining, you will learn structure and style.  By
the end of the class you will have a thirty to thirty-five-page pilot. 

Keeping up with the writing assignments is critical for this class, especially in the later sessions.  There will also be some light required reading and watching.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone. 

There is work outside of class, preparing sketches for
presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online
course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these

programs before registering:




Zack Phillips, teacher

Zack Phillips Zack Phillips is a comedy writer and performer in New York. He was head writer for Above Average and its sports site, The Kicker, for two years. With Bryan Tucker (SNL), Zack is co-creator and writer of "64th Man", a 10-episode comedy series for Audible, starring John Cena, Anna Chlumsky and others. Zack earned a 2018 fellowship from the Screenwriters Colony, and a 2017 "Made In NY" TV writing fellowship from WGA East, where he and writing partner Natasha Vaynblat were mentored by Robert Carlock. Zack wrote and performed sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for 6 years and currently teaches there. He had a 3-episode arc on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick, for no good reason. Other credits include The Onion, Clickhole, and Impractical Jokers. Previously, Zack was a print reporter in Washington DC and played D-3 college baseball. He and his wife have two daughters. www.zackjphillips.com

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