I first met Stephanie Kornick in Los Angeles at a pitch meeting for a TV series. I was immediately in awe of her poise, professionalism, creativity, and incredible knowledge of the industry. I’m thrilled to offer the opportunity for our students to learn from Steph. This course is truly special.
For the aspiring TV writer
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This course is designed for writers who are ready to explore the art of writing for television. We will emulate a writers’ room in how we workshop material, pitch ideas, and share our stories. I will also share my own personal experiences working in Hollywood — from pitching shows to studios and networks to working as a writers’ assistant. If you have an idea that you’d like to develop into a TV pilot draft, this course offers the virtual space and emotional support to guide your writing process.
This course is broken into four parts over twelve weeks. It’s designed for writers of all levels, who want to develop their idea (even a half-baked one) into a full draft of a TV pilot.
Every Wednesday during the course, there will be a live Zoom call. These live calls are a critical part of your training as they mimic the discussions and dynamics of a real-life writers’ room. Attendance is mandatory.
September 16 to December 2 (Wednesdays) @ 4:00 pm Pacific Time (7:00 pm Eastern)
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(One spot remaining)
Please note, there is a $25 processing fee for payment plans.
If you must withdraw from the course, you may transfer your spot at no cost. If you are able to fill your space with another person by August 5th, 2020, you will receive a 100% refund. If you register and withdraw from the course before July 30th, 2020, without transferring your tuition, you are eligible to receive a 50% refund of what you have paid so far. After July 30th, there are no refunds, even if you cannot attend the class. If you can’t fill your space by then and would like to defer your tuition fee to another time, we will do our best to make that happen. Please know that we can’t guarantee that TV Writing will be offered again.
STEPHANIE KORNICK is an LA-based writer of TV, film, and theatre. She started as an actor and improviser in NYC. She studied with UCB, Second City, and The Groundlings and performed with ComedySportz NY. Stephanie wrote on Amazon's Transparent and recently sold a TV pitch to HBO. She is currently writing the biopic feature film about Andy Warhol’s transgender superstar, Candy Darling. Her dark comedy play, Small Talk, premiered at LA’s The Lex Theatre and was also staged at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center. She started out as an assistant on TV shows like United States of Tara (Showtime), Mistresses (ABC), and Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea (NBC). Stephanie has an MFA in Screenwriting and Playwriting from Northwestern University and a BA in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. When she’s not writing or talking about writing, she enjoys hiking with her dog and practicing yoga.
“Stephanie Kornick was my writing teacher in early 2020. She was absolutely fantastic. She coached me from logline through second draft and I ended up with a pilot I adore. She helped me reach industry expectations while fostering my unique voice. I am extremely proud of what I accomplished with Stephanie's guidance. She was very knowledgeable and I had a blast learning from her. I highly recommend Stephanie and will continue to use her as a teacher/coach in the future.”
“I could not recommend Stephanie more highly! She was very engaging and personable, and even though our class was over Zoom, made everyone feel at home and facilitated the discussion in an organic and enjoyable way. After taking Stephanie's class I noticed a significant improvement in my understanding of structure and pacing — the way that she explains interweaving character beats changed the way that I approach my stories. I have taken several great pilot writing workshops but Stephanie's was by far the most helpful for my confidence in writing TV pilots. ”
“Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge! If you are writing your very first script, or have been in the game awhile, she caters to each individual to cultivate the most beneficial learning you may need. I was clueless about how to even start writing my ideas down to page and she guided me through the imperative beginning stages (that I can now use forever.) She is fun, imaginative, approachable, and kind. I am so grateful to have her teachings!”
Steph on the set of Transparent during the shooting of her episode.
Our school welcomes people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.