Larry Brody’s Master Class is just that, in every sense of the word, and is earmarked for the best of the best – writers who either already are working professionally in TV and feature films and writers who should be working professionally.
The purpose of the Master Class is to concentrate on the forest instead of merely the trees. To concentrate on the whole shape, structure, and arc of each participant’s work. On how well the elements of story/theme/characterization come together. On anticipating production and performer needs. On creating the best possible script, as opposed to one that has pages of what we can call “good writing” but doesn’t necessarily gel into a teleplay or screenplay that makes every reader go, “Wow!”
In order to see the totality, LB needs to see a substantial chunk of pages each time he reads. That means that instead of reading a max of 10 pages per student per meeting, in the Master Class LB reads up to 60 pages per week per student – as long as those 60 pages are part or all of the same project, the script you’ve chosen to bust your chops over in this class.
Why 60 pages? Most TVWriter University workshoppers are working on TV material with page counts under that number. That means that in this class, if you’re writing a 1-hour show you’ll have the chance to turn in a completed 1st draft and 3 full sets of revisions over the 4 week run of the class. And if you’re writing a 1/2 hour show you’ll be able to refine your work even further. And if you’re working on a feature length project, well, just let LB know and he will work with you on ways to accommodate that.
HOW LB’S MASTER CLASS WORKS
Master Class Sessions run for 4 weeks, once a week. Meetings take place Thursday nights at 6 PM Pacific time in the video chat room and run as long as there are questions and issues to discuss.
Preparation for each class meeting is considerable. Participants can count on having to write, write, write. And, in turn, LB has to read, read, read. All concerned must be prepared to spend the same kind of time and effort they would if they were staffing a series or writing directly for a network or studio.
Because of the work involved from all concerned, LB keeps the Master Class small. A maximum of 3 students in each go-round, no exceptions, add-ons, or favors.
There are 2 ways to become one of the 3 students. The first is to be invited by LB. The second is to email Larry Brody to discuss your qualifications, send in a writing sample, and, if all goes well, reserve your place.
The next Master Class will be held in the second half of August, 2016. The cost is $279 per session. After LB has approved your participation he will send you the password for the Master Class Payment Page.
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