SAC 411 - Writing for Television II: Pilots
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Enforced Prerequisites:
SAC 311.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SAC 290 and 310.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

"Writing for Television II: Pilots" offers students who have succeeded in Writing for Television I the opportunity to conceive and develop their own television program, from the creation of a "show bible" to the completion of a full-length spec script of the pilot episode. Students study and review well-known pilots with an eye towards how they accomplish the goals of a pilot: to tell a good stand-alone story while creating the potential for a whole world of continuing stories and characters that can be sustained over multiple seasons. They then compile a 6-7 page "pitch bible", comprised of a series overview, character profiles and future episode ideas, then produce a first draft of the script. During the course, students will often be involved in workshop sessions, critiquing one another's work.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to actively participate in classroom discussion, produce a 6-7 page "show bible" for their original series, write a 10-12 page outline of their pilot, and complete a full length spec script of their pilot.

SAC 411 - Writing for Television II: Pilots
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001 (LEC)
Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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