Develop Your TV Pitch

with Andrea Ciannavei in North Hollywood

Two Saturdays
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
December 7 and 14, 2019


If you are still sitting on that great idea for a television show and need a little nudge to get started, then this is the workshop for you. A lot of writers skip the preparation part of the writing process and dive headlong into a first draft of their pilot, but then they get stuck and never finish their scripts. In Develop Your TV Pitch, you will learn all the elements that you need to explore and clarify your world, characters, themes, and series arcs in order to create either a written or spoken pitch. From there, the class will discuss the step-by-step process of getting your show out of your head and onto a screen. Come with a couple of ideas. Andrea Ciannavei (Mayans MC, The Path, Borgia) will help you do the rest!

This seminar is open to students of all levels. It will be held in North Hollywood where coffee, tea, sparkling water, and light snacks will be served.
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$190 for new students; $170 for returning students

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Andrea Ciannavei is a TV writer and playwright in Los Angeles. TV: Mayans MC (FX Networks); The Path (Hulu), American Odyssey (NBC Universal), Copper (BBC America), Borgia (Atlantique Creations SASU, Netflix). Plays include Pretty Chin Up produced at LAByrinth Theater Company (Artistic Directors: Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz) at The Public Theater. She has traveled on behalf of Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman to Thailand, India, South Africa, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Haiti and Ecuador to conduct interviews and research on human trafficking, sex slavery, gender violence and socio-political and economic issues that impact women. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program and Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Playwriting Fellowship 2008-2010.