A Day in TV LAND
Capacity: Max.10 participants
Netflix. Amazon Prime. SKY. BBC. C4. HBO. Soon to be: Apple. Content is everywhere. The past decade has witnessed an extraordinary upsurge in quality television, playing on all manner of screens. And everyone, it seems, is tuning in. The Renaissance (and the Revolution) is being televised. We’re hooked on narrative serialised programmes. And we can’t get enough.
This one day course explores the writing and development of series television. Where do ideas come from? What are the components of a great series? What is a television pilot? Why are they so challenging to write? Why are characters critical to successful series? How is series television pitched and sold? How has Netflix changed the landscape of TV?
So if you’re curious about the brave new world of television, why not spend a Saturday away from Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer and Sky (if you possibly can) and come join the conversation!
- TV LAND: A look at the current landscape of TV and Streaming
- Why is narrative television so compelling?
- How does TV writing differ from Film writing?
- What exactly is a TV pilot? What must a pilot accomplish?
- What is the world of the pilot and why is it so important?
- What are the types of pilot storytelling?
- Character. Character. Character. The three most important words in television.
- The Business of Television
- Q&A: Ask Hal any and everything about the Biz