A Stage 32 Exclusive TV Comedy Writing Lab Limited Class Size - Only 3 Spots Still Available! Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details Get one-on-one mentoring from a top literary manager and a favorite Stage 32 educator on writing your television comedy pilot! So you have a great idea for TV comedy series and need to write the pilot? Network and streamer execs are picking up more comedy series than ever before, which means if you have an idea for a comedy series, now is the time to take it out to the marketplace. But first you, have to actually write the pilot. In this advanced, in-depth and interactive lab, you will be able to work one-on-one with Art/Work Entertainment literary manager Spencer Robinson to actually put pen to paper and write the comedy TV pilot that until now has only been bouncing around in your head. Spencer's clients have worked on projects from Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, and TBS, to name a few. Whether you want to write a single-cam or multi-cam comedy pilot or if you want to write for late night TV, Spencer here to help you. He will guide you through creating engaging characters, building your world, perfecting your structure, constructing an outline and, finally, writing the three acts of your TV pilot. If you already have a completed pilot, Spencer will use the same tools to help you hone and sharpen your material. Throughout this interactive online lab, you will have direct access to Spencer as a mentor by email and via video conferencing as you write your pilot. You will walk away from this 6-session writing lab with a completed pilot script in hand that has been vetted by a top literary manager and that's ready to share with the industry. TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS EDUCATION FROM SPENCER: "Had a great time learning and progressing my knowledge of the craft of writing and working directly with a mentor who is a professional in the industry. Spencer was fantastic to be taught by! Thank you!" - Natalie A. "Spencer's teaching style is the best! His patience and easygoing approach is ideal and unique to him. Kudos to Stage 32 and to Spencer!" - Armando O.
A New Exclusive Intensive Lab! Only 11 Spots Still Available - Grab Yours Now! A top talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment, with clients on Netflix, AMC, Showtime, and Starz, and working with top-tier directors like Quentin Tarantino, teaches you how to make 2023 the year you land representation. Are you ready to finally take your acting career to the next level and find that agent or manager whose passionate about you to represent you? The industry is rapidly changing, and there are many paths to finding representation as a performer. To put the odds in your favor, you need to be aware of, and prepared for, all of them. In this exclusive Stage 32 interactive 2-session lab, talent manager Spencer Robinson will take you through everything you need to prepare and to find representation, as well as what to do once you have representation to maximize your opportunities. You’ll cover the role of representation, what to look for when choosing a rep, how you can stand out from other performers, how to continue building your team, and more. Spencer has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and is a talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment, where his clients have worked with directors like Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Client Eastwood, Gore Verbinski, and more. What better way to learn what talent managers look for in new clients than to learn directly from a talent manager? Live attendees will even have the chance to ask Spencer questions about their own acting careers and paths to representation. Grab your seat and learn from a top talent manager in this exclusive new lab! PRAISE FOR SPENCER'S PREVIOUS STAGE 32 EDUCATION: "Spencer's teaching style is the best! His patience and easygoing approach is ideal and unique to him. Kudos to Stage 32 and to Spencer!" - Armando O.
Hosted by a Literary & Talent Manager with over 20 Years’ Experience PLUS! You'll receive exclusive handouts & tips on crafting your A & B Stories! In this essential Stage 32 webinar, you will examine the important parts of the script that exist between the dialogue: the descriptions. Comprising everything from location headings, character briefs, action lines, transitions, and act breaks, your descriptions should be formatted properly and written succinctly and with your personal flair that convey your message in a tone that is consistent with your story. How much detail should you include when describing your characters? Is a transition needed between every scene? How much direction and camera work should you include in your writing? All these questions and more will be answered by your host, Spencer Robinson. Spencer is a literary and talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment whose clients have worked with top directors like Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski and with major networks and streamers such as Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, and TBS. Spencer will discuss how to properly use descriptions to really make your script come alive. He will cover details that will help make your pieces stand out to agents, managers, and producers. This webinar will leave you with a new understanding of how to use several important tools of storytelling, and ultimately make your script a more smooth and exciting read. Many screenwriters only focus on dialogue when they think of writing their screenplay. While dialogue is certainly a critical component of your script, it’s not the only part of your work that you need to deliver at the highest level. Be great at description writing and level up your screenwriting. Praise For Spencer's Webinar "Spencer Robinson's "Writing Descriptions" webinar filled in a whole lot of blanks for me and shone a light on most of the newbie mistakes I have been making when writing/formatting my screenplays. A valuable lesson! Thank you Spencer, and Stage 32." -Margaret A. "This webinar was very informative! Spencer Robinson presented the material clearly. He was also very generous with his knowledge about the business." -Carmen R.
Payment plans available - contact email@example.com for details ***Limited Class Size - Only 2 Spots Remain*** Do you ever feel like you've poured your heart into a pilot script and series idea but can't move it forward because you don't have the entire pitch package that buyers now require? Writing and pitching are two very different art forms and they all have to be executed at the highest level. In this exclusive Stage 32 lab, we’ll show you how to sell your show on the page and face-to-face with a professional pitch deck and world-class verbal pitch so that you’re ready to approach every buyer and are prepared for every scenario. Over six sessions, you’ll be mentored by Spencer Robinson, a manager at Art/Work Entertainment who, in addition to teaching many fantastic classes through Stage 32, has nearly a decade of industry experience. Art/Work clients include Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL, LIGHTS OUT), Erin Cressida Wilson (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, SNOW WHITE), and Kelly Washington (JURASSIC WORD, PARKS & REC), among others. Spencer will take you through what makes a pitch deck great, giving you personal feedback in one-on-one sessions so that you have a powerful sales tool ready when you hit the market. Next, you’ll dive into your verbal pitch with the elements you need to include, the common mistakes many leave out, and how to use visuals to keep executives engaged. Spencer will also cover the kinds of questions producers ask so that you'll be prepared with the important answers in advance. Additionally, Spencer covers the different avenues available to you for selling a television series. You’ll get one-on-one virtual meetings with Spencer allowing you to practice your verbal pitch and receive notes and then address the notes make adjustments and really get your pitch market ready. Don’t miss out on this amazing chance to receive three one-on-one mentoring sessions with a successful literary manager and get your project ready to hit the market. Praise for Spencer's previous Stage 32 Writing Labs: "Spencer will get those who are ready on their way to a kickass first draft that you can send for coverage, which is what I did. 2 Considers and I'm in rewrites now to move that needle. This was my first ever TV pilot!" - Erika N. (now signed to Fineprint Literary Management after crafting her pilot with Spencer)
The big streaming platforms (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV) are leading the charge in original programming. The number of new shows being produced has never been higher. However, these platforms have different needs, different expectations and different boundaries and mandates than those of traditional broadcast networks. So how does a creative navigate the big time streaming world? And how does a writer stand out to get staffed or sell a standout drama series? This webinar will explain in comprehensive detail how drama series are pitched, developed, and sold to streaming platforms and what you can do as a writer to position yourself to get noticed. With so many writers vying for an opportunity to sell or be staffed on a show, it’s incredibly important to understand the changing landscape and know the best ways to operate within it. Having a clear sense of how executives at streamers think and what they’re looking for will give you a distinct advantage in adjusting your script to pique their interest or in presenting yourself more effectively to sell your show or get staffed on one of their growing number of series. Spencer Robinson is a literary and talent manager at Art/Work Entertainment who's been in the industry for over twenty years. His clients have been in films with directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Clint Eastwood, Gore Verbinski and more. In the TV world, his clients have been regular cast members on shows for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, and TBS, to name a few. His writing clients work in both features and television on broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms. He currently has a client writing on two Netflix series, and another client who just sold a show to Amazon. He also reps a writer who currently has a project at Aggregate Films, which has a deal at Netflix. Spencer will use his extensive experience working with writers and selling their shows to streamers to share some of the do’s and don’ts of writing a drama pilot for streaming television and outline how to tailor your script to make the best impression with the executives at these platforms. He will do this by first laying out how the streaming platforms differ from one another and what exactly they're looking for. Not all streaming platforms are created equal and it's imperative you know the difference. From there, Spencer will dive into script structure and formatting, specifically analyzing what you should be considering before you write your pilot. Next, he will tackle staffing and sales, so no matter what your goal whether to be in a writer's room or selling your pilot, you have all the information you need to position yourself correctly and with the best chance of success. Spencer will even get into the difference between streaming platforms and broadcast networks so you can determine where your material might be a best fit. Expect to leave this class with a comprehensive understanding of the shifting industry of streaming television and a toolkit to better excel within it. Like what you heard from Spencer during this webcast? Send your script to Spencer and speak with him for an hour by clicking here. Praise for Spencer's Stage 32 webinar: Spencer was awesome! Super informative and detail driven - providing great insights. Packed so much into a short amount of time which I'm super grateful for! -Eric C. Spencer Robinson has high energy and packs a ton of information in his lecture. Most importantly Spencer gives realistic advice while encouraging writers to move forward fully informed of the terrain. -Oweeda N. Spencer opened my eyes to how the TV world works with broadcast and streaming. What a great crash course! -Ricki L. "Very enlightening. Gave a realistic view of how difficult it is to get a pilot made but was just inspiring enough to give hope. :)" -Clive M.
**Only 10 Spots Available - 1 Spot Remains** Comedy is hot right now. Considering the unprecedented 9 Emmy Award sweep from PopTV's SCHITT'S CREEK, 30 minute comedies are here to stay. We're also seeing growing popularity of all kinds of diverse comedic storytelling and perspectives, like HBO's INSECURE, ABC's BLACK-ISH, FX's WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, Hulu's RAMY, and Amazon's FLEABAG. It seems like every day a new comedy series is announced in the trades, and the signs point to this trend only continuing. So are you ready to write the next show that's going to keep us all laughing? The opportunities may be extra plentiful right now, but if you want to write for comedy TV you need to prove that you have the chops, and to do that, you better come armed with a great pilot script sample. Something that shows that you have what it takes; something that shows that you understand the structure and craft that goes into a good teleplay; and something that shows off your own unique voice and sense of humor. This is your calling card, your way in, the piece of material that will fire you off the launch pad. Let us give you the guidance to make your comedy pilot as good as it can be and help you springboard your writing career. Spencer Robinson is a literary manager at Art/Work Entertainment who has been selling and staffing his comedy clients on the industry's leading series for years, including shows on Amazon, HBO Max and Jason Bateman's production company Aggregate just this year. He's also had clients work for Netflix, The CW, Cinemax, CBS, NBC, FX, Starz, Nickelodeon, EPIX, and TBS, to name a few. Spencer is one of the most sought-after literary managers in the business for nearly two decades and is one of Stage 32's most popular and in demand educators. In this lab, you will be working directly with Spencer in a virtual class setting and also during one-on-one online sessions to create a fantastic, market-ready comedy pilot. No matter if you want to write a single-cam or multi-cam pilot or want to write for late night TV, Spencer is here to help you. He will guide you through creating engaging characters, building your world, perfecting your structure, constructing an outline and, finally, writing the three acts of your pilot. If you already have a concept, or even a completed pilot, Spencer will use the same tools to help you hone and sharpen your material. Throughout the course of this exclusive online lab, you will have direct access to Spencer as a mentor by email and via video conferencing as you write your pilot. WHAT TO EXPECT By the end of this 6-week writing lab, you will have a completed comedy television pilot script ready to be shown to reps, development execs and other executives and professionals. Sessions will vary between 2-hour group settings and personal one-on-one Skype meetings with Spencer. You will be held accountable to take the lessons from each week and move your work forward. Plus, to keep you motivated and inspired, you will have access to a private, dedicated Stage 32 Lounge where you can communicate with your fellow classmates throughout the writing process. To see the full writing lab schedule, see below under "What You Will Learn". PLEASE NOTE: This exclusive Stage 32 lab is limited to 10 writers and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. The opportunity to work this closely and for this long with a manager and an expert in the field is an incredibly unique and valuable opportunity. If you are interested, please do book quickly. Once the spots are gone, they’re gone for good. Payment plans are available - please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information This lab is limited to 10 people - 1 Spot Remains This lab is designed for beginner and intermediate screenwriters looking to build a pilot from scratch or expand on an existing idea or polish an existing pilot. Praise for Spencer's previous Stage 32 Writing Labs: "Spencer will get those who are ready on their way to a kickass first draft that you can send for coverage, which is what I did. 2 Considers and I'm in rewrites now to move that needle. This was my first ever TV pilot!" - Erika N. (now signed to Fineprint Literary Management after crafting her pilot with Spencer) "Spencer was amazing!" - Summer K. "I had a great time learning and progressing my knowledge of the craft of writing and working directly with a mentor who is a professional in the industry. Spencer was fantastic to be taught by! Thank you!" - Natalie A. "Spencer's teaching style is the best! His patience and easygoing approach is ideal and unique to him. Kudos to Stage 32 and to Spencer!" - Armando O.