Pilot Writing ONLINE Tuesdays 6-9pm PT/9pm-12am ET

Pilot Writing:

Prerequisites None
Scheduled ONLINE Tuesdays 6-9pm PT/9pm-12am ET
Start Date Apr 27, 2021, 6:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each

In this class, you will learn how to write an original half-hour comedy pilot, and have a completed draft by the end of the class! We’ll go through every stage of the process, from formulating your idea, structuring that idea into an outline, and bringing that outline to life in script form. The instructor will be giving detailed notes and feedback, but everyone in the class will also be encouraged to provide notes and pitches, to simulate the collaborative nature of a TV writers’ room. By the end of the class, you will have a thirty to thirty-five-page pilot that you can use as a sample, as something to try and get produced, or maybe you just want to print it out and stare at it! Whatever you do with it, this class will help you write an awesome 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.

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Jeff Topolski, teacher

Jeff Topolski Jeff Topolski is a writer from Fort Collins, Colorado, which was ranked best place to live by Money Magazine in 2006. Despite living in the best city in the country (in 2006, according to Money Magazine), Jeff moved to Orange, California to attend Chapman University, where he also began performing improv. After graduating and moving to LA, he started taking improv and sketch classes at UCB in 2013. Jeff wrote for the UCB Maude team The New Deal and his show "El Pollo Loco High School," starring Lou Wilson and Andrew Hansen, ran for over a year at the theatre. Outside of UCB, Jeff's writing credits include "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." You can catch Jeff directing and writing shows at UCB, or maybe you could catch him on a long weekend visiting his hometown of Fort Collins, which is really great and you should visit (it's not quite as good as it was in 2006, but still... great city).

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