Pilot Writing - ONLINE Tuesdays 4-7pm PT/7-10pm ET

Pilot Writing - ONLINE:

Prerequisites none
Scheduled Tuesdays 4-7pm PT/7-10pm ET
Start Date Sep 28, 2021, 4:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each

Pilot Writing


In this course, you will take an idea from a
pitch all the way to a polished draft, getting feedback at each step as
you go through this tough but really rewarding process. We'll talk
about elements of a strong pilot concept, character creation, outline
structure, and how to write dialogue that sounds like it comes from a
human. And we'll do it in a supportive workshop environment where you'll
be giving feedback on other projects as you work on your own. 

This class will break down the pilot writing process into easily achieved weekly goals. You will leave with a completed draft that you can build on and use as a sample. If writing a pilot feels overwhelming, this is the class for you.




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:


https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en




NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)




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Mel Cowan, teacher

Mel Cowan

Mel Cowan began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2006, and has studied under Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, John Ross Bowie, Seth Morris, Sean Conroy and Owen Burke. He performs regularly with the long-running team Sentimental Lady and has performed in a whole mess of other shows, including thirty:30, Smug Rock Nation, Sketch Cram, The Twitter Show, Rough Cut: The Improvised Movie and The Faculty. He has been a teacher at UCB since 2012.

He has appeared in Reno 911!, Parks and Recreation, Key and Peele, NTSF:SD:SUV, and a bunch of really silly commercials. Through the magic of editing, he is the one person who dies in the beloved children's film Meet Dave, starring Eddie Murphy. He is a Texas native and a graduate from the University of Texas' film program. 

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