New! 5-Week Online TV PILOT SCRIPTWRITING CLASS with JESSICA ROTONDI, Writer, Director and Casting Director

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 1pm ET / 10am PT

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Do you have a TV pilot idea?

Would you love to turn it into a script but aren't sure how to get started? If so, then don't miss this class with top screenwriter Jessica Rotondi!

Over the course of 5 weeks, Jessica will share with you the fundamentals of writing both half hour and hour long TV pilots both structurally and creatively. You'll learn how to write a pilot that not only best represents your TV show idea but also stands out in the industry so to attract producers and agents. 

Throughout the 5 weeks, you'll learn how to develop your TV series ideas and then how to create a pilot that encapsulates your series. Jessica will also go over what a TV Bible is and how to create a strong one to pitch a TV series to agents, producers and networks.

You'll leave class with a completed outline and either a completed script or a large portion of the script ready to take to the next stage.

Jessica will also help you to understand the best way to make your script more marketable for the industry and be more attractive to producers and agents. 

What to Prepare:

For the FIRST CLASS, please bring in 1-3 short paragraph ideas for your TV pilot.


Please follow the procedures listed below:

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  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

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Jessica Rotondi

Jessica is a working writer, director, comedian, actress, and casting director. She feels working in multiple disciplines only strengthens her abilities. She’s worked for a variety of production companies and casting directors, including Magnet Entertainment where she assisted on the film Adaptation.

She graduated with her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Film from the Columbia Grad Film program. Many of her past projects have been honored in festivals and script contests. She also had a webseries she writes for optioned by the BET Network. Some other career highlights include: Semifinals in the Sundance Writers Lab, a Student Academy nomination, an Audience Choice Award in the Columbia Film Festival, and an award in the New York TV Festival (NYTVF). 

For the last few years she’s worked as a Screenwriting Teacher and Script Doctor for a number of schools and companies.Most recently she has been a professor for screenwriting, directing, producing and directing actors for New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University and Five Towns College. She is currently developing a new TV pilot and writing a feature script for an LA production company. She also does standup comedy and has performed all over NY and LA, including at many of the top comedy clubs.


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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.