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Writer's Workshop Series

  • 29 Jul 2017
  • 01 Oct 2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 29 Jul 2017, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 19 Aug 2017, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 20 Aug 2017, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 01 Oct 2017, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting


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Writer's Workshop Series - TV Pilot & New Series Workshop

A 3 weekend writer's workshop series taught by Pilar Alessandra and Linda Sherbert. 

All 3 weekends: $279

Weekend 1 with Pilar: $129

Weekend 2 with Linda: $99

Weekend 3 with Linda: $99



Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot  and make decisions about your new series in this intensive from PilarAlessandra.

During the 1st weekend you will: 

Identify the tone and scope of your series.

Break story on your original pilot.

Make decisions about structure.

Define your characters and prospective relationships.

Explore episode and arc potential.

Leave with all of the components you need to explore your new series and write your pilot

A completed first draft is not required to take this class.

PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the writing program On the Page®, host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” Pilar started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers’ Studio in Los Angeles.  Her students and clients have written for The Walking Dead, Lost, House of LiesNip Tuck and Family Guy. They’ve sold features and pitches to Warner Bros, DreamWorksDisney and Sony and have won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Screenwriting Competition and Warner Bros. TV Writing Workshop.  Pilar has trained writers at ABC/Disney and CBS and traveled the world teaching in London, Beijing, Warsaw, Lisbon and South Africa. For more on Pilar, go to: www.onthepage.tv 

During the next 2 weekends, Linda Sherbert will give you the nuts and bolts to continue writing your script.

In these 2 workshops, you will focus on the


Conflict and Characters

Scene Structure

Story Structure

Linda Sherbert is a veteran writer, script consultant, and instructor of screenwriting courses. Currently, she is working on several screenplays, one of which garnered interest from Disney. She has worked as a teaching artist at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre since 2003, where she taught the dramatic writing courses and continues to teach the screenwriting courses. She has taught at the University of Georgia, Art Institute of Atlanta, Kennesaw State University, and Emory University. She has been a guest lecturer at SCAD since 2011. She earned an MFA at Catholic University, and she continues to study screenwriting with a UCLA film instructor. In Los Angeles, she has coached writers on how to pitch. She writes for national magazines. She is one of Atlanta’s busiest script consultants for film and TV.

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