The course provides students with an introduction to the basics of writing for TV including contemporary digital platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. Topics covered include generating ideas for a series half-hour comedy versus hour-long drama writing a treatment/pitch bible for the show writing a good pilot episode structure dramatic conflict characterization dialogue working in a writers' room dealing with notes and understanding the hierarchy. The course also focuses on the business side of writing for TV that is pitching dealing with agents producers and more. During the course students work on the pilot episode of their own original TV show.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education
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