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Writing the pilot the gateway to tv and streaming success.

Writing The Pilot: The Gateway To TV and Streaming Success

Do you have a killer idea for a script or story that you KNOW will make a terrific TV series for the streamers? It’s time to write a pilot…

The television pilot is an elusive writing challenge, at once both a stand-alone story, as well as a first step into a larger world.

It’s also a calling card for the writer. A pitch for a much bigger job. And TV is also where the best, most ground-breaking writing is happening. And SO much is getting commissioned with the streamers as well as terrestrial TV now. Opportunities to break in have never been better.

More than any other screenplay though, the pilot script for a series is designed to promise so much more than just a great experience.

In short, capturing the executives’ imagination must happen…




And remember, they are looking beyond a great read, they are seeking potentially ten, twenty even 100 hours of television.

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‘I love Bob’s style and method of presentation. He interacts with his participants and makes it comfortable for them to contribute or ask questions. I’ve seen him in action quite a few times and he is someone I know can rely on when I need a bit of inspiration or motivation. He’s also very knowledgeable about the industry and generous in sharing what he knows. The clips chosen are all perfect for the point they need to get across and many have inspired me to watch or rewatch the full film.’
Eva Adams // writer, dreamer and film maker

So what makes a pilot successful?

What is the formula that results in a commission? We will answer these questions as well as providing you with…

  • Actionable and direct strategies to develop your pilot – regardless of intended network or genre.
  • Deep understanding of WHAT network executives look for. Specifically.
  • Identify how and when to integrate those details for maximum impact.
  • Map out the unique structure that a pilot always follows.
  • Examine and analyse some of the greatest pilots of all time.

Join us and settle in for a full day demystifying television so that you put yourself in the best position to break into the most exciting arena for screenwriters.

Bottom line: Why write one script when you could get employed for years writing many scripts?

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Recent Feedback For Bob

‘It was terrific, with interesting and relevant content and practical examples.  Bob kept encouraging us to find ‘our’ take on a story that we feel needs to be told. An inspiring day with practical application.’
Bella St John // Writer

‘‘Bob was inspiring, honest and fun. The clips helped to explain in practice the points he was making. The day was well planned and he managed to cram in a lot of useful information. And yes, Bob is awesome, charming, talented, etc. etc! Really enjoyed it – Keep ’em coming.’’
Heather Dunmore // Writer

‘I wasn’t able to attend on the day so have taken the course once, and I intend to go through it again asap as I have a ‘based on a true story’ screenplay to work on. The course covers a lot and is very effective on saying how we should research but then know that we should have a ‘take’ on the story.’
Les Grice // Writer

This class is run by screenwriter Bob Schultz. For more than 20 years, Bob has been training screenwriters , helping thousands of writers clarify their stories, reorganise their ideas and build confidence to bring the very best version of any writer, to the opportunities they create.

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