If you want to write a pilot to the professional level that will get you noticed by managers and agents, get you staffed in a writer’s room, or to have your show made, I urge you to seriously consider taking a Pilot Intensive. You’re writing and receiving notes one-on-one, five days a week from a former network executive who has worked at every major network. He is intimately familiar with what works and what doesn’t on television today.
— TONY SCOTT, Producer "Grey Lady"
Wow - I can’t say enough good things about The Writing Intensive. Where else can you get daily one on one meetings to guide you from concept to first draft? I have elevated my concept, my process and my scene work too and I have learned tools that will help me for years to come. It’s the full package and then some. Two thumbs way, way, way, up!
— AMY TAYLOR, Hollywood "Screenwriter to Watch"
The Writing Intensive is one of the best and most helpful programs I have ever done. The unique approach of daily assignments, phone calls, and feedback sessions promotes incredible growth and improvement in not only on an individual script but in your overall work as a writer.
— ANDREW LEWELLEN, Winner UCLA TFT PP Pilot Competition
As a successful journalist and aspiring screenwriter, I didn’t know what to expect from a “Pilot Intensive” - - especially when I was promised it would mirror the approach that Hollywood executives take with their writers. Now I know what it means, and I couldn’t be more overjoyed not only about what I’ve learned, but what a remarkable script I’ve written, as a result. To go from concept to a fully polished pilot script in less than 7 weeks, exceeded my wildest expectations. I can’t recommend the approach enough - - this was a game-changer for me.
— GREG CAMPBELL, Author "Blood Diamonds," Winner "Tribeca Film Festival: Audience Award Best Documentary"
This Writing Intensive was the most fulfilling professional experience of my life. Like so many people, I had story concepts I’d been eager to develop, but life continued to get in the way. In this intensive, I got the guidance and framework to successfully complete my script at a level that exceeded all my expectations. The daily individual attention helped me fight right through any of the doubts or blocks that would typically derail me. It’s a terrific program. I can’t recommend it enough.
— JUSTIN VIAR, Director
For someone pursuing television writing as a second career, this intensive has been the perfect opportunity to build my skills. The format of daily one-one-one conferences enables me to improve exponentially, and in a very condensed time frame. Tom’s expertise translates to superlative feedback on my pages. His understanding of the current market trends and what networks are really looking for makes him the perfect teacher for writers who want to write, and sell their scripts.
As a current student in the 7 week pilot intensive, I can honestly say the program has exceeded every expectation I had. Tom brings structure, insight, and enthusiasm to the process every single day. I don’t know he does it— but he gets you to a place creatively that you simply cannot get to on your own.
With the pilot script I wrote, I won a contest and quickly landed a manager at a highly respected company!
— ––RACHEL TAFF, Showrunner’s Assistant SMILF
Their proven system creates real results and has transformed the way I write. My agents are thrilled with my new material. I’m writing at a higher level than ever before.
— —L. PETERSEN, Law & Order SVU
This writing intensive is worth your time and money in spades. In a word: incredible.
— —KELLY FULLERTON, “The Fosters,” “Awkward,” Lifetime Movies