Curtis Brown Creative is launching a new six-week online Writing TV Drama course.

This exciting new Writing TV Drama course from Curtis Brown Creative – the renowned writing school affiliated to the major literary and talent agency – will teach you the essentials of screenwriting and help you get to work on your own TV drama pilot.

Do you have ambitions to write TV drama? Whether you’re gearing up to start work, or if you’re already writing, this course will teach you the fundamentals for writing a pilot. Learn the language of TV drama – how it’s constructed and how to talk about it to the industry, with expert advice from screenwriter and showrunner, Colin Teevan (Das Boot, Rebellion).

Drawing on his substantial experience as a TV dramatist and showrunner, Colin teaches a professional approach to screenwriting that will mark you out as someone who understands what producers and commissioners want. Discover how to use an established genre to turn the story that you want to write. Establish the world of your drama on the page so that a production team will get everything they need to know – but crucially no more than that. Put your protagonist in a hostile situation and figure out what they must do to overcome it. And learn how everything on the screen talks – not just dialogue.

By the end of this course, you should have written at least the first 10-12 pages of your script and have the confidence to be able to deliver your pilot to an industry standard.

This course comprises six modules with pre-recorded teaching videos and substantial notes by Colin Teevan. You’ll learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, including an understanding of what should definitely go in your script and what should be left out, how to write compelling action and zingy dialogue, and how to pitch your work to the industry. Students will take part in weekly screenwriting tasks and will be invited to upload them, give and receive peer-to-peer feedback, and discuss the week’s topics with their fellow students in CBC’s private online learning platform.

An expert CBC editor will give brief written feedback on several of the students’ practical assignments every week, with all students receiving feedback on one of their screenwriting tasks. Students are also given the option to purchase additional end-of-course feedback from our expert editors.

Televisual readers get £20 off this course when they use code TELEVISUAL20. Discount valid for £20 off the full price of the six-week online Writing TV Drama course. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount cannot be retroactively applied. Expires 31 Dec 2024.

Jon Creamer

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