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David Henry Hwang Writer's Institute
Writing a Television Pilot: ONLINE
with Teresa Huang
The world is experiencing a golden age of television, with TV series attracting millions of eyes and capturing our hearts and attention more than ever before. TV is also making huge strides in representation and inclusion, providing opportunities for diverse stories to be told in settings and situations never before seen. Writers have permission like never before to tell authentic stories from their own experience and introduce audiences to new worlds and characters. This eight-week class is for new to intermediate writers who are interested in writing a half-hour or hour-long original television pilot script. Students will learn the fundamentals of developing a series concept with a strong story engine, creating a world with a specific tone and compelling characters, the basics of pilot story structure, and begin writing their original pilot script.
This class will be taking place via Zoom. A link will be sent before the first class. Maximum of 10 students.
No sessions on April 29th and May 20th.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Teresa Huang was raised to be a doctor but born to be an artist. A genuine MIT graduate, she gave up problem sets and thermodynamics to become a writer, actor, and producer. Her parents are still scratching their heads. Teresa created and developed the one-hour drama THE BIG KAHUNA with CBS Television Studios and her original pilot CHILDREN OF EDEN was a Finalist in the Script Pipeline TV Writing Competition. Teresa is a graduate of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, and was named a WGA TV Writer Access Project honoree. She was most recently a Staff Writer on SEAL TEAM on CBS.