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Vroman's Ed - Writing TV Drama: The Basics

Cost: $90.00 per person

TV is ubiquitous, and yet what makes for good, bingeable TV is still mysterious.  Whether you’re a TV watcher or an aspiring TV writer, if you’re interested in that mystery, then this workshop is for you. In the first half of the session, students will discover together the building blocks of great television scenes by analyzing the work of several master craftsmen (and women). Then they’ll workshop — and edit — their own scenes.  In the second half, they’ll look at the bigger picture: how scenes build to sequences, how sequences become acts. Together they’ll compile a list of questions to use when diagnosing what isn’t working in a script.  Students will come away the tools to approach problems in their own TV writing. 

Instructor: Known for telling emotional and wryly humorous stories in a variety of different forms, Esta Spalding has written for dozens of television series including, most recently, Masters of Sex and The Bridge. She is in the process of adapting JoJo Moyes’s novel, Last Letter from Your Lover, for director Miguel Arteta.  A poet and novelist, Spalding is also the author of the middle-grade novels, Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts and Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts, which Lemony Snicket called “Glorious.”

For more information or to register for this workshop, please call Customer Service at(626) 449-5320.
All classes will take place in the Vroman's Meeting Room, Suite 120 located next door to Vroman's Main Store in the Atrium at 709 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 120.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
709 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101