Introduction to Writing for Television

Regular $296.00
Member $266.40
June 20, 2023 - August 15, 2023
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Play- and Screenwriting
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
8 Week
Class Play Screenwriting

This class is designed for creative writers with no prior experience, as well as those with writing experience, wishing to break into television writing. We’ll study both short- and long-form screenwriting, including a look at the differences between writing scripted and unscripted (reality TV) shows. Learn in an interactive environment the basics of creating, writing, and presenting your first television script for both drama and/or comedy, including how to take your idea to the next step and create a complete half-hour or one-hour television script.

The class will cover everything you need to write your first script, from idea to character development, style, story arcs, and voice, as well as industry basics, including best ways to find an agent and get your script in front of people who can produce it, how and where scripts are optioned, and true tales of what really goes on in the famed writers’ room.

There is no class July 4.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.