TV PITCHING INTENSIVE WRITING LAB
August 5th – August 26th, 2017
(Saturdays, 9:30am – 4:30pm)
ALL applicants will receive:
10 selected applicants will receive:
DEADLINES & FEES:
Early Application Deadline: April 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $50
Regular Application Deadline: May 31st, 2017 Procession Fee: $60
Late Application Deadline: June 30th, 2017 Processing Fee: $75
Each session to be hosted by TWO working writers and ONE TV Executive.
This 4-week TV Pitching Intensive is an exclusive program, with a heavy emphasis on pitching, that focuses on every aspect of writing a TV pilot. Each participant develops and strengthens the tools necessary to complete a strong television pilot writing sample. Each session of our 4-week program focuses on one aspect of this process, including:
Participants adjust each of the above-mentioned layers, with strict deadlines and turnaround times, of their writing samples and pitches based on the feedback of the other participants within the group session, as well as that of the guest hosts.
Each session will have at least TWO writer hosts and ONE TV Executive. Writer hosts are currently working on such shows as THIS IS US, PITCH, REIGN, JUST ADD MAGIC, THE MIST and more. TV Executives will include RAGHAV TANDON (BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS), KARA BUCKLEY (HBO), MICHAEL PETERSON (PHOENIX PICTURES), RAMZI ESSAID (WWE Studios) and other executives, managers, producers and agents. Check out our full list of HOSTS and SPECIAL GUESTS.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Any interested writers (above the age of 18 years old) with any level of experience are eligible to apply to our program.
TEN applicants will be selected for our 4-WEEK TV PITCHING INTENSIVE. Final decisions will be made by July 14th, 2017 (date subject to change) .
STEP 1: Fill out entry form and pay your non-refundable application processing fee.
STEP 2: Get your materials together. All applicants must submit the following, as ONE combined PDF:
1. One page personal bio
2. One page pitch of your pilot
3. Opening teaser to your pilot. Please limit to 6 pages.
STEP 3: CLICK HERE (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) to send us your required application materials.
Please use the following template for your subject line: "APPLICATION MATERIALS - (FULL NAME) - (NAME OF PROJECT)"
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE REPRESENTATION OR EMPLOYMENT
Submissions must be completed following the above steps between April 1st, 2017 and June 30, 2017.
Early deadline application fee is $50 until on April 30th, 2017, then $75 until the final deadline on June 30, 2017.
Applications must consist of a one page personal bio, one page pitch of your pilot and opening teaser to your pilot (limit teasers to 6 pages).
Applicants are allowed to submit as many applications as they would like. A new application fee will apply each time.
Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Writing teams are encouraged to apply and only need to submit under one of the writers names, however, both names must appear on all application materials.
All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.
All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible.
All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English and the program takes place in person in Los Angeles, CA. Selected applicants must cover their own travel and housing expenses for duration of the program.
There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.