Free Online Seminar: Write Your TV Pilot

taught by Core Writer Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
Tuesday, April 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Online via Zoom

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Playwrights’ Center is taking action to connect people with their communities and create income streams for theater artists who are out of work. Any and all are welcome to join!

Class Type: Beyond The Play Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

When: Tuesday, April 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT (4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 7pm EDT)

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Lecture w/light participation and exercises 

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page

“The first thing you need is an idea, an idea that you fall in love with. The idea tells you the mood you choose for the characters, how the characters talk. It tells you the story, it shows you all the details, and so all you have to do is stay true to that idea.”— David Lynch

This seminar, with Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, is especially helpful for writers who wish to transition into television writing. Participants can expect to equip themselves with the tools to start a new, original television pilot, from brainstorming to the eventual first draft. Learning the tools to write original television challenges and heightens one's skills in character, dialogue, plot, and world-building, and offers opportunities for commercial success in the future.

Important Things to Note:

  • This class is offered free of charge
  • This class will be offered online only

PostScript: Sofya is currently working on a feature project with Michael Showalter for Fox Searchlight films as well as a project adapting Joan Didion essays with Sarah Gubbins for Big Beach and Hulu.

 Sign Up Below! 

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at

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