BAD PITCH WRITERS Intro LAB
* NEXT LA session: SUNDAY JUly 7, 14, 21 & 28 12-3pm
* NEXT NYC WEEKEND INTENSIVE: Saturday & Sunday September 7th & 8th 12-5pm
It doesn’t matter if you have been writing for years or just nervously tip-toeing into the terrifying world of writing: it doesn't get any easier. Screenwriting is hard.
Whether it’s a comedy-horror mashup or a silent web series told in reverse, this class builds the foundational skills required to build any script as well as a shared language used in lab.
The Bad Pitch Writers Intro Lab structure involves a lecture/discussion portion, as well as exposure to the lab experience by workshopping material: whether it's just a logline, a few images, or your first five pages. The Bad Pitch Writers Intro Lab integrates theory with practice, and introduces you to lab format.
Each lecture/discussion portion focuses on different building blocks necessary for effective storytelling: structure, character, visual storytelling, dialogue, and more.
Those same tools can then be applied to any project going forward, so you can continue to work on new content, new ideas, and never stop typing.
Admission to Ongoing Lab comes through the Bad Pitch Writers Intro Lab, held multiple times throughout the year.
MONDAYS 12-3pm & 7-10pm
During each weekly session, Lab members put up material from what they're actively working on: script pages, story cards, outlines, pitches, budgets, and more.
The material is then workshopped, discussed, and sharpened.
The teaching and guidance is focused on both the craft and the business of writing, as well as the art and the practicality. These must exist in tandem, all while not losing sight of the love of storytelling that brought us all to this business to begin with.
After completion of the Intro Lab, spots in the Ongoing Labs are on a first-come, first-serve basis as they become available.
Occasionally, Lab takes on a different format with special guest speakers, pitch nights, story breaking, field trips and monthly get togethers focused on specific discussion topics for all active members.