Pages TV: Original TV Pilot Script Workshop


There is only one rule about a first draft: “Get the damn thing done.” In this 10-week online workshop, you will use a series of lectures and weekly writing assignments to pound out pages and push you from FADE IN to FADE this 10-week online screenplay workshop. Get thorough grounding in TV pilot script structure, episodic story development, family of characters, the series bible and more as you go from idea through script.

SKU: 2019 TB Category:


Class Dates: August 7 – October 2

Class Title: Writing the Original TV Pilot Script
Class Presenter: Tom Benedek
Class price: $795

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The specifics of the TV pilot form as you write your original series–  with a professional approach to brainstorming, act structure, outlining and pounding out pages in a paced format to help you through your first draft.


  • One written lecture posted each week.
  • Annotated study guided pilot scripts from outstanding shows(Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, Silicon Valley and more)
  • 24/7 Online Forum Q&As moderated by Instructor.
  • Writing assignments with instructor and class member comments.
  • Due dates to motivate you to write and post pages.
  • A weekly teleconference with instructor and class members.


Screenwriters, beginning writers, TV writers, novelists, and playwrights who want to gain foundation knowledge of TV writing as they complete their own original pilot script.


“I have taken two classes with Tom, and both were remarkable. I not only learned a great deal, but also found myself part of a very supportive and dedicated community of writers. Tom set a perfect tone, emphasizing craft and commitment while at the same time encouraging us to experiment, play with ideas, and create.” – Erin O’Connor

I have thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and Tom’s insight, encouragement, and feedback. I highly recommend these courses to anybody — from beginners to those farther on the screenwriting path.” – Goran Spoljaric

“Tom is terrific. For someone like me who’s read the basic texts and slogged through writing several less-than-great pilot scripts, his approach and insightful comments were really helpful.” – Chris Cowley

“What makes Tom stand out are: his ethics; his true caring and concern for each student and that student’s work; and his commitment to help each student successfully get what he or she needs to learn next to write a polished script — whether for the big screen or for tv. Thanks, Tom” – Melodie Beattie


  • Access courses anytime and anywhere on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Learn the craft amidst a supportive, lively, and fun online community from around the world.
  • Receive feedback from instructors who know the business and have a passion for teaching.

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