Pilot Writing - ONLINE Sundays noon-3pm PT/3-6pm ET

Pilot Writing - ONLINE:

Prerequisites none
Scheduled Sundays noon-3pm PT/3-6pm ET
Start Date Jun 13, 2021, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each

Pilot Writing

In this course, you will take an idea from a
pitch all the way to a polished draft, getting feedback at each step as
you go through this tough but really rewarding process. We'll talk
about elements of a strong pilot concept, character creation, outline
structure, and how to write dialogue that sounds like it comes from a
human. And we'll do it in a supportive workshop environment where you'll
be giving feedback on other projects as you work on your own. 

This class will break down the pilot writing process into easily achieved weekly goals. You will leave with a completed draft that you can build on and use as a sample. If writing a pilot feels overwhelming, this is the class for you.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone. 

There is work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:




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Amanda Sitko, teacher

Amanda Sitko

Amanda Sitko is an actor/writer/improviser who started performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2006. She is a proud cast member of Coming Clean and can be seen in ASSSSCAT. Amanda has studied under Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and more. She is a member of the UCB Touring Company and currently teaches for the UCB Training Center.

Amanda's Harold Teams have included: Cabbages & Kings, Perfect Crime, Panama, and Elroy. Amanda was also on the Maude teams Perfect Mess and Paddington. Amanda co-wrote and performed in the 2 woman sketch show Amanda and Jennie: Best Friends with Jennie Pierson, which went to the SF Sketchfest. She also co-hosted the OkStupid Show with Eli Newell which was a monthly show at UCB that went on to become a pilot for Sony.

Amanda came up as a writer's assistant working for Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Jonah Hill and Bruce McCulloch from Kids in the Hall. Amanda was a consultant on Bruce's Young Drunk Punk (CBC/CityTV). She was a writer on IFC's Brockmire for all four seasons and is currently developing a pilot with Hank Azaria and creating a show for Snapchat. 

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