Pitching Your Original TV Series
Taught by Ian Grody
Ian Grody has developed original TV series for companies including MTV/Face Productions, Strange Weather Films and Unique Features- and features for companies like Heyday Films/The Gotham Group and Luber Roklin Entertainment. He has published short stories in magazines such as The Columbia Review, Lit, Solander, and Pank- and has had plays produced by The 13th Street Rep, The New York Collective for the Arts, and End Times Productions. Ian is a member of the Writers Guild of America East, and a graduate of Emory University (BA) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA), where he received a full academic scholarship. Ian has taught TV writing at both The New School and Montclair State University.
Sitting on a super genius idea for a new TV series? Shame on you!
In Pitching Your Original TV Series…you’ll learn how to- well…pitch your original TV series. During Session One, we’ll review the components of a pitch document, with a focus on summarizing pilots, week-to-week episode structure, creating arcs for characters over the course of the first season, the transition from season one into season two, articulating theme, and creating personalized introductions and conclusions to bookend pitches. For homework, you’ll write pitch documents of your own, using the template we review. And during Session Two, we’ll workshop your pitches as a class.
Come to class with one-page descriptions of the shows you’d like to develop/pitch, laptops or notebooks, and your wizardly writers’ brains. See ya soon!