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Breaking Into TV: How to write a 1-Hour Television Spec Script Zoom Seminar, Thursday, July 6th, 2023
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Breaking Into TV: How to write a 1-Hour Television Spec Script Zoom Seminar, Thursday, July 6th, 2023

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Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Live Seminar Via Zoom 6:30PM EST – 8:30PM EST

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Led by Allison Robbins, a professor of screen and television writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked as a television writer-producer for CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, as well as numerous cable outlets. Allison has written for and consulted on one-hour series, including Melrose Place, Miss Match, Reasonable Doubts, Strong Medicine, The Human Factor, and numerous others. She has been published as a journalist in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Daily Variety. She received a Georgy Award and several Dramalogue Awards for playwrighting and co-wrote the book for the musical, Séance, which was produced at The Other Palace in London, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s incubator theater for new musicals. She won numerous awards for Moshulu Parkway, a short film she wrote and directed, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, the Cannes World Film Festival, Best female director, Short Film, Award Winner: 2021 Toronto International Women’s Film Festival Venice Shorts Official Selection.

Have you ever wanted to write for TV but don’t know where to start? This class is for you!

Television is not small movies. There is a difference between watching a show as a potential writer and watching it as a devotee. The focus of this two-hour seminar will be on analyzing the requirements of writing a script for 1-hour television, how to craft A, B and C stories, and understanding the engines that run TV series.

Our focus will be on crafting primary and secondary storylines, conflict, escalating stories to act breaks, crafting characters through dialogue and action, and how to create a teleplay based on a currently airing, ongoing TV series.

The first hour of the class will be a lecture with student interaction, and the second hour will be a breakdown of the A and B stories of the pilot scripts for Breaking Bad and Blue Bloods.

  • Students will learn how to write story loglines for a 1-hour episode of television.
  • Students will be able to analyze what drives ongoing television stories.  
  • Students will have a beginning understanding of story structure.
  • Students will have bullet-point guidelines for writing A and B stories that can last an entire episode of television.


This Zoom seminar will meet on Thursday, July 6th, 2023.

Live Seminar Via Zoom 6:30PM EST – 8:30PM EST

*A recording will be made available to everyone who enrolls.

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