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Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing For Television

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Overview

Teaches Writing for Television

When Shonda Rhimes pitched Grey’s Anatomy she got so nervous she had to start over. Twice. Since then, she has created and produced TV’s biggest hits. In her screenwriting class, Shonda teaches you how to create compelling characters, write a pilot, pitch your idea, and stand out in the writers’ room. You’ll also get original pilot scripts, pitch notes, and series bibles from her shows. Welcome to Shondaland.

Syllabus

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1. Introduction
2. Teach Yourself TV Writing
3. Finding an Idea
4. Developing the Concept
5. Researching Your Story
6. Creating Memorable Characters: Part 1
7. Creating Memorable Characters: Part 2
8. Pitching Your Show
9. Writing a Script: Structure
10. Writing a Script: Process
11. Writing a Script: Effective Habits
12. Writing a Script: The Pilot
13. Writing Authentic Dialogue
14. Case Study: Grey's Anatomy Pilot - Part 1
15. Case Study: Grey's Anatomy Pilot - Part 2
16. Case Study: Scandal Pilot - Act One
17. Case Study: Scandal Pilot - Act Two
18. Case Study: Scandal Pilot - Act Three
19. Case Study: Scandal Pilot - Act Four
20. Case Study: Scandal Pilot - Act Five
21. Editing Your Script
22. Beyond the Pilot: Writing a Series
23. Scandal Case Study: "It's Handled"
24. Breaking into the Industry
25. Working in a Writers’ Room
26. Working in TV Production
27. Showrunning
28. Life of a Writer
29. Shonda's Journey
30. Conclusion

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Shonda Rhimes

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