Advanced Weeklong Screenwriting Workshop: Breaking the Story—Writing a Great Pilot with Dean Bakopoulos

$1,180.00 Members
$1,330.00 Non-members

Tuition includes an orientation before class starts, five workshop sessions, a one-on-one meeting with the instructor, breakfast and coffee on workshop days, all lunchtime business panels, tickets to the opening and closing parties, a digital one-year subscription to The Sun magazine, and discounted rates at local hotels. 

In this workshop, we’ll explore the craft of television writing, specifically crafting your first original television pilot. We’ll discuss character arcs, narrative structure, dramatic escalation, conflict, and the construction of compelling scenes.  We'll use our works-in-progress as a text for the course and also show clips from some successful pilot episodes to illustrate our points.

Accepted participants will submit a TV pilot script (25-50 pages max) plus a one-page synopsis of the entire episode by May 15. Students should also put a logline for their TV show on the cover page of their script (check out tips at Accepted participants will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Dean during the week of class.

Instructor: Dean Bakopoulos Learn More


Jun 12, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 13, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 14, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 15, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:30am