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LEARNING STORY

by on Aug.03, 2016, under Featured, Motivation

We are all storytellers. We begin telling stories as small children and continue throughout our lives. Story is a constant. I’ve worked with story for 25 years now. As a former studio executive, a current writing instructor for a network and independent story/career consultant, I’m on a constant quest to understand how to best guide writers to write their stories in a way that leads to a sale in TV or film. What I’ve discovered with the writers that I’ve had the most success helping to launch their careers is that it comes down to three components – System, Illustration and Application.

My system communicates my worldview of story to student. I see story from a studio executive perspective. When I was a studio executive I analyzed story all day every day on up to 5 shows a week at every stage from concept to production draft. I saw my notes executed. I saw what worked and didn’t work to create strong story. As I prepared to write my book, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story, I developed a system to teach story. I did this by gathering years worth of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated scripts. I studied them closely and extracted a formula that became the foundation of my system of teaching story. My system starts here: Strong story for TV and Film starts with what I call a powerful trigger incident. A trigger incident is something that happens at the beginning of the story that pushes the central character into a dilemma. The strength of the dilemma is key. A dilemma that forces the central character to make a difficult choice creates a powerful set up for story. It helps build empathy and a strong rooting factor in the audience. The central character’s choice in the dilemma defines her external goal. This goal should be totally clear by the end of Act One. Then, every action the central character takes and every obstacle she hits should link back to the goal. If the goal isn’t clear, the story won’t work. There should be internal and external stakes for the central character. We should always know what she wants externally, and what is the worst that can happen if she doesn’t get it. The internal story should also follow this logic and be in alignment with the external goal. This is the basics of the system that I designed to teach and analyze story.

The second critical component of teaching story is illustration. I use examples from current TV shows and films to illustrate my system to writers. When a writer clearly understands the system, examples help expand their view of story and allow them to hit some “aha” moments in their own learning process. Live events allow me to illustrate the lesson in real time by showing writers clips from TV and film. In my other avenues of teaching, I advise writers what specific things to watch and what to look for in the set up of those stories.

The third component of how I teach story is application. In one-on-one consults with writers I’m able to provide direct feedback on their stories. I use my story system to analyze whether the writer’s story is working or not. There is a tremendous value in this step because my system provides us a common language that allows me to communicate clearly the specific feedback the writer needs to understand in order to take their story to the next level. I use the system and illustration to teach writers how to apply the notes. My system, illustration and application go hand in hand to improve the writer’s outcome.

As a Story/Career consultant for writers, I’ve had the strongest success with writers who have read my books, taken advantage of my instruction at live events or online and utilized one-on-one consultations. Engaging in the complete process allows writers to soak in my system, see the illustrations and have a better understanding of how to apply the system, one that has led 40 of my clients to sell pilots, to their own work.

Want to learn more? I‘m teaching a Master Class in New York on August 12-13, 2016 at Screenwriters World. I’m also teaching a Master Class and three other classes at the London Screenwriting Festival at the beginning of September.

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Pitch Prep Workshop With Roadmap on August 20, 2016

by on Jul.19, 2016, under events, Featured

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ROADMAP PRESENTS…

PITCH PREP with

JEN GRISANTI

Pitch Prep Workshop with Jen Grisanti + Pitchfest!

On Sunday, August 21 @ 10:00AM – 4:00PM PT, Roadmap Writers will host a special 1 day online pitching event with 5 execs (see below!) for all feature and TV writers!

To prepare you for this event, on Saturday, August 20 @ 10:00AM – 12:00PM PT, Roadmap Writers is bringing you one of the most acclaimed consultants in the industry to host an immersive and intensive 2 hour live online class.

Jen Grisanti is a world renowned consultant that has worked with executive producers, show runners and staff of over 15 primetime shows, is a three-year mentor in the CBS/Diversity Program and a panelist for the WGA and DGA.

Over the course of this 2-day event, you will learn directly from Jen Grisanti on how to master your pitch and then use the tools you’ve learned the following day to pitch to:

-RatPac Entertainment (The Revenant)
-Good Fear Management
-Abrams Artists
-Meridian Artists
-Unique Features

**Email joey@roadmapwriters.com for more information!

Your registration fee includes the Workshop + 3 Pitches the following day!

(2 hours)
$ 100.00
Here is the LINK
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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – FRIDAY AUGUST 5th at 6:30 p.m. at The Barrel Room

by on Jul.07, 2016, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ August 5, 2016

Event Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.  

 

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016. 

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This month’s Friday Night Social is a free event being held at Rock & Reilly’s Barrel Room.   Please join Jennifer Grisanti and SWN at this location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

 

Rock & Reilly’s knew it had a good thing going when it opened up its former private events space to the public called The Barrel Room, modeled after a casual Western watering hole located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The Lore Group’s newest Sunset Strip production mixes everything from barrel-aged cocktails by Matt Greene to an approachable set of drinking bites, like pickled hard-boiled eggs, cheese and charcuterie, and more from chef Chris Olsefsky.

Join us at The Barrel Room:

Barrel Room 1

Barrel Room 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Photos from previous events:

 

 

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Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

Location:

The Barrel Room

8913 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone # 310.360.1400

(Corner of N. San Vicente Blvd. and Sunset Blvd.)

 

DIRECTIONS:

CITY OF SANTA MONICA:
Take the 10 EAST, exit La Cienega Blvd going North. Merge onto San Vicente Blvd. Make a left on Sunset Blvd.

THE VALLEY
Take 405 SOUTH. Exit Sunset going East.

EAST LOS ANGELES
Take 101 NORTH. Exit Sunset going West.

 

PARKING:

Valet parking is available in the front. Multiple parking lots around the area, including one behind The Barrel Room. Plenty of street metered parking.

 

Admission:

FREE to attend.  Pay for your own food, cocktails & parking.

**Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tags for networking.

**Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group!

Happy Networking!

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BIBLE FORMULA for #Scriptchat

by on Jun.12, 2016, under Featured, Motivation, Personal tips

BIBLE FORMULA 2016

  • Explanation for the title of your Pilot.
  • Series log line and a brief paragraph describing your Pilot.
  • Pilot Log Line – Write a log line for your pilot (summary of the A story).
  • The Show – Describe your Pilot. This gives a sense of how you see your show.
  • The Format -Describe what your show will be week to week. Is it an action/adventure show? Is it a character drama? Is it a police procedural? Is it a medical or legal show? Is there humor? What will the balance of story be in each episode? For example, if you’re writing a legal show, will it be more about the case or more about the personal?
  • The Philosophy -Go into a deeper explanation of your concept and what your audience can expect from it.
  • The Characters -Write a paragraph or up to a page on each character.
  • Supporting Characters – Write a brief paragraph for each supporting/recurring role.
  • Character Dynamics – Give a paragraph about the primary relationships that are part of the inside story.
  • Formula – Give an idea of the story formula with regards to the A and B story arcs.
  • Themes – Go into the overarching themes.
  • The On-Going Sets – Write down what your regular sets/locations will be.

Where will the majority of story take place?

  • The Pilot Story – Write a longer description/overview of the Pilot story.
  • Future Story Arcs – Write a line about the “A” and the “B” story for your first 13 episodes. If it’s a cable show, write log lines for your first 8-10 episodes.
  • Overview – Give an overview of your series arcs for seasons 1, 2 and 3.
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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – JUNE 3, 2016 AT THE BARREL ROOM ON SUNSET FROM 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

by on May.23, 2016, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ June 3, 2016

Event Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.  

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

register_button

 

This month’s Friday Night Social is a free event being held at Rock & Reilly’s Barrel Room.   Please join Jennifer Grisanti and SWN at this new location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

Rock & Reilly’s knew it had a good thing going when it opened up its former private events space to the public called The Barrel Room, modeled after a casual Western watering hole located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The Lore Group’s newest Sunset Strip production mixes everything from barrel-aged cocktails by Matt Greene to an approachable set of drinking bites, like pickled hard-boiled eggs, cheese and charcuterie, and more from chef Chris Olsefsky.

Join us at The Barrel Room:

Barrel Room 1

Barrel Room 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Photos from previous events:

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Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

Location:

The Barrel Room

8913 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone # 310.360.1400

(Corner of N. San Vicente Blvd. and Sunset Blvd.)

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA:
Take the 10 EAST, exit La Cienega Blvd going North. Merge onto San Vicente Blvd. Make a left on Sunset Blvd.

THE VALLEY
Take 405 SOUTH. Exit Sunset going East.

EAST LOS ANGELES
Take 101 NORTH. Exit Sunset going West.

 

Valet parking is available in the front. Multiple parking lots around the area, including one behind The Barrel Room. Plenty of street metered parking.

 

Admission:

FREE to attend.  Pay for your own food, cocktails & parking.

**Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tags for networking.

**Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group!

Happy Networking!

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LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 1st through September 4th, 2016

by on May.20, 2016, under events, Featured

Jen Grisanti

Story / Career Consultant


Jen Grisanti headshotLA based Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant, Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former 12-year studio executive, including VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount and author of the books, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story and TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells and her new book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Your Success.

Grisanti started her career in 1992 as an assistant to Aaron Spelling, who served as her mentor for 12 years, and she quickly climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc., covering all of Spelling’s shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Charmed. In 2004, Grisanti was promoted to Vice President of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount where she covered numerous shows, including Medium, Numbers, NCIS, 4400 and Girlfriends.

In January 2008, Grisanti launched Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., a highly successful consulting firm dedicated to helping talented writers break into the industry. Drawing on her experience as a studio executive where she gave daily notes to executive producers/showrunners, Grisanti personally guides writers to shape their material, hone their pitches and focus their careers. Since launching the consulting firm, Grisanti has worked with over 800 writers specializing in television, features and novels. Due to her expertise and mentorship, seventy-five of her writers have staffed on television shows and forty have sold pilots, five that that went to series.

Grisanti has taught classes for the TV Writers Summit (in LA, London and Israel), The TV Writers Studio (in Australia), Story Expo, The Big Island Film Festival, Chicago Screenwriters Network, Scriptwriters Network , Screenwriting Expo, the Great American Pitchfest, the Writers Store, the Northwestern Screenwriter’s Guild in Seattle, and the Alameda’s Writer’s Group. In addition, she has served on panels for the WGA, iTVFest, UFVA, PGA and The Writer’s Bootcamp, telling her story to inspire others.

Jen Grisanti is appearing at the following sessions:

Adding Fiction to your Truth

Adding Fiction to your Truth

Learn how to add fiction to your truth in the key parts of your story. You will learn how to identify your own life themes and in doing so, you will find out what it is you want to say to the world in the stories that you tell.

Finding Your Voice: Telling it YOUR way so that your work is remembered

Finding Your Voice: Telling it YOUR way so that your work is remembered

Your voice is what sets you apart from the masses. You, your life experience, your stories are unique… Learn how to leverage YOUR uniqueness.

What Makes the Audience Return To A Series? Mastering the Internal Story

What Makes the Audience Return To A Series? Mastering the Internal Story

When we feel your story, it makes us want to come back. In this class, learn the techniques that will make them want more. When you do this well, you create longevity for your series.

Writing The TV Pilot That Sells: LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

Writing The TV Pilot That Sells: LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

Jen Grisanti has developed a story system that has led 40 of her clients to sell their pilots. Five of them went to series. In this outstanding one day masterclass, Jen will share with you her system of story that has proven so successful.

Writing The TV Pilot That Sells: LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

Writing The TV Pilot That Sells: LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 1st)

Jen Grisanti has developed a story system that has led 40 of her clients to sell their pilots. Five of them went to series. In this outstanding one day masterclass, Jen will share with you her system of story that has proven so successful.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL – MAY 6, 2016 at The Barrel Room on Sunset at 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

by on Apr.28, 2016, under events, Featured

Friday Night Social ~ May 6, 2016

Event Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 || Starts at 6:30 pm  || Co-sponsoring with Jennifer Grisanti

Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another and has evolved into so much more. This is a great way to “Network”. Plan on meeting people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry.  

IMPORTANT:

Please REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2016. 

register_button

 

This month’s Friday Night Social is a free event being held at Rock & Reilly’s Barrel Room.   Please join Jennifer Grisanti and SWN at this new location for this month’s Friday Night Social “Networking” event.

Rock & Reilly’s knew it had a good thing going when it opened up its former private events space to the public called The Barrel Room, modeled after a casual Western watering hole located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

The Lore Group’s newest Sunset Strip production mixes everything from barrel-aged cocktails by Matt Greene to an approachable set of drinking bites, like pickled hard-boiled eggs, cheese and charcuterie, and more from chef Chris Olsefsky.

 

Join us at The Barrel Room:

Barrel Room 1

Barrel Room 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Photos from previous events:

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FN3

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FN5

 


 

Event starts at 6:30 pm – Ends at 9:30 pm

 

Location:

The Barrel Room

8913 W Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone # 310.360.1400

(Corner of N. San Vicente Blvd. and Sunset Blvd.)

 

CITY OF SANTA MONICA:
Take the 10 EAST, exit La Cienega Blvd going North. Merge onto San Vicente Blvd. Make a left on Sunset Blvd.

THE VALLEY
Take 405 SOUTH. Exit Sunset going East.

EAST LOS ANGELES
Take 101 NORTH. Exit Sunset going West.

 

Valet parking is available in the front. Multiple parking lots around the area, including one behind The Barrel Room. Plenty of street metered parking.

 

Admission:

FREE to attend.  Pay for your own food, cocktails & parking.

**Check in with us at the entrance to receive your name tags for networking.

**Complimentary finger food will be provided for our Networking Group!

Happy Networking!

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SCREENWRITERS WORLD MASTERING THE TV PILOT – AUGUST 12-13, 2016

by on Apr.18, 2016, under events, Featured

 

Screenwriters World Presents: Mastering the TV Pilot with Jen Grisanti

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Screenwriters World Presents: Mastering the TV Pilot with Jen Grisanti

Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM – New York, NY

$399 – $699 Get Tickets

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Event Description

There has never been a better time to write a TV series. HBO, Netflix, FX, Amazon Studios and the Big Five (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW) are actively searching for the next big hit. What does this mean for you? Opportunity! Both produced and unproduced writers can achieve creative and financial success in this lucrative and growing market.

But where do you start? What is the secret to creating an engaging TV Pilot with character and story complexity that will capture an audience and become a series? How do you take your idea from concept to pilot script to winning pitch? Most importantly, whom do you trust to teach you the knowledge required to realize your creative goals?

For over 25 years Jen Grisanti has worked in the studio system, mastering the techniques and craft required to launch a pilot and achieve the coveted trophy – series status. She gained valuable working experience as the VP of Current Programing at CBS Paramount Network Television, Inc. and Head of Current Programs for Aaron Spelling’s company, Spelling Television, Inc. During her tenure Jen worked with producers and writers on the execution of shows such as: Medium, Numbers, NCIS, Girlfriends, Charmed, Seventh Heaven, Melrose Place, 90210 and many more.

Jen’s expertise and mentorship has resulted in over seventy-five writers staffed on television shows, forty have sold pilots and five that went to series.

Join us at the Mastering the TV Pilot two-day intensive where you will learn how to develop and pitch your concept or already started TV Pilot. It kicks off on Friday afternoon with a panel discussion featuring working TV professionals who will share an insiders view of the TV industry. On Saturday Jen will teach you, in a focused and collaborative workshop environment, the essential knowledge you need to become a working TV writer. This full day of instruction and hands-on work-shopping culminates in a cocktail mixer celebration collocated with the Writer’s Digest Conference.

Now is the time for you to take your idea for a TV Pilot to the next level and make your dreams of being a working television writer come true. Seating is limited to ensure your access to Jen Grisanti – so don’t delay.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm Breaking into the Writers Room (Panel Discussion)

SATURDAY

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm Telling and Selling Your Story (Seminar)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Writing Loglines for Your Life and Filling out the Pilot Worksheet with Your Story Points (Workshop)
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Emotional Fuel – How to Elevate Your Story (Seminar)
  • 4:00pm – 5:30pm Pitching Your TV Pilot Story (Workshop)
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm Networking and Cocktail Mixer

SPONSORS:

Final Draft

Final Draft® is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus on what they do best – writing scripts. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers the annual Big Break™ Contest – a screenwriting competition that launches careers, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes. Final Draft also offers the Reader® and Writer® apps for iPhone and iPad. To learn more about Final Draft visit: www.finaldraft.com

The Writers Store

Since 1982 The Writers Store has solved a key problem that many writing enthusiasts face – where to learn the craft of screenwriting and acquire the relevant tools used by professional screenwriters. Our journey began by recognizing the process screenwriters follow, the obstacles and challenges they face and setting out to find solutions to help create success. We continue this mission today through The Writers Store, Screenwriters University and Script Magazine.

Mastering the TV Pilot with Jen Grisanti, Event Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

Breaking into the Writers Room, 3 – 4:30 pm

Jen Grisanti will be moderating a panel of top TV writers Debora Cahn (writer/producer of HBO’s Vinyl, NBC’s The West Wing and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy), Michael Rauch (writer/producer USA’s Royal Pains, CBS’s Love Monkey, ABC’s Beautiful People and CW’s Life is Wild) and Jill Abbinanti (writer/producer of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). Jen will dig deep into the world of writing and what it takes to succeed.

Topics will include:

  • What’s the story behind their success
  • Were there any specific story points in their own life stories that got them to this point in their careers
  • What does it take to succeed in the writers room
  • Tips on pitching and selling pilots
  • Tips and techniques on how to find your voice as a writer
  • How to create memorable characters
  • And much more!

Jen will also discuss with each panelist why they write, how they set up the stories they tell, how they utilize their emotional truth, what does the producing part of it all look like, advice that has made a difference in their careers and more. Followed by a Q&A with the writers.

The intention of the panel is to have a raw discussion about how it all comes together and what the career of a working writer looks like.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Telling & Selling Your Story, 9 am – 12 pm In this first session you will learn how to develop strong concepts for your story, while exploring what is working in TV today and why it’s working. You will learn about how to draw from your emotional truth to come up with a pilot concept that sets you apart from other writers. You will explore how to create complex, memorable characters with goals and wants. Jen will explain her pitching formula and how you can utilize it to sell your own concept. Additionally, you will come out of the seminar with some key structural concepts to apply to your script, including ways to set up the rest of your series and increase the chances of your script being purchased.

Writing Loglines for Your Life & Filling out the Pilot Worksheet with Your Story Points, 1 – 3 pm In this workshop you will learn a formula that will help you write log lines for your life, log lines for your characters, and log lines for your story arcs. This session will also feature Jen’s Pilot Worksheet, designed to make sure that your pilot has the complexity, structure, and key elements that can help make it a hit.

Emotional Fuel: How to Elevate Your Story, 3 – 4 pm Emotion is what connects you to your audience. In this seminar Jen will discuss how to utilize the emotional fuel of your character and build an internal arc. You’ll learn how to use your character’s internal desire to escalate the stakes of your pilot in both an internal and an external way.

Pitching Your TV Pilot Story, 4 – 5:30 pm In this workshop you will have the chance to pitch your pilot concept using Jen’s pilot pitching formula. You will also receive feedback on how to strengthen your pitch to increase your chances of making the sale.

Networking & Cocktail Mixer, 6 – 7:30 pm At the end of your full day of instruction and work-shopping, enjoy a cocktail at this celebratory mixer! The mixer will include attendees of the Writer’s Digest Conference.

FAQs

How many attendees are included in the Writing Partner Seminar Admission ticket?

The Writing Partner ticket is for two attendees, who will both have full benefits and access during the event.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Mastering the TV Pilot is open to all attendees 16 and over. A valid ID will be required to receive your seminar badge.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

No recording devices may be used during the seminar to record any portion of the lecture, workshop.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact The Writers Store at 800.272.8927 or email us at customer-service@writersstore.com.

When Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM – Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar Where New York Hilton Midtown – 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019 – View Map Tags New York, NY Events Seminar Film & Media

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ISA MASTER CLASS – WRITING A TV PILOT THAT SELLS – JUNE 11th, 2016

by on Apr.18, 2016, under events, Featured

Writing A TV Pilot That Sells with Jen Grisanti

Classroom – Los Angeles Brought to you by International Screenwriters’ Association

Regular Registration ends: 06/08/2016
Class Begins: 06/11/2016   Ends: 06/11/2016
Class Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (PDT)
FEE: $175/$99 Register For Class

 WRITING A TV PILOT THAT SELLS with Jen Grisanti – 1 DAY EVENT

  

If you want to be the creator of the next Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Lost, Orange Is The New Black, Empire, Grey’s Anatomy, the list goes on, you need to learn how to write a pilot that sells! 

 

How do you create characters that audiences must watch week after week? How do you create complexity in those characters? How do you create an emotional attachment from the audience to those characters? How do you create powerful act breaks that leave your audience on the edge of their seats? How do you set up the end of your pilot so it can carry on for years? How do you create a logline or pitch so that you can sell your brilliant idea to a network?

These are just some of questions Jen will answer in this Master Series Class. She will teach you the tools that will elevate your game and increase your opportunities because Jen believes that in order to go from a non-working writer to a working writer, you have to write a pilot that hits it out of the ballpark!

 

This is the first of many ISA Master Series Classes coming to you monthly so REGISTER TODAY to improve you chances of breaking in!

 

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Jen Grisanti is a Story/Career Consultant, Writing Instructor of Writers on the Verge at NBC and former twelve-year studio executive has learned what it takes to transform a non-working writer into a working writer. She gained valuable working experience as the VP of Current Programing at CBS Paramount Network Television, Inc. and Head of Current Programs for Aaron Spelling’s company, Spelling Television, Inc. During her tenure Jen worked with producers and writers on the execution of shows such as: Medium, Numbers, NCIS, Girlfriends, Charmed, Seventh Heaven, Melrose Place, 90210 and many more. She has helped to launch countless writing careers over the last twenty-five years. FORTY OF HER CLIENTS HAVE SOLD PILOTS and five of them have gone to series. Jen’s system for telling and selling story has also led to SEVENTY-FIVE OF HER WRITERS GETTING STAFFED. Watch Video Intro.

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