Join NYWIFT for our inaugural Masterclass Series: Writing for Television with critically-acclaimed writer Amy Fox.
Powerful television can shape hearts, change minds, and expand worldviews with memorable characters and riveting plots. You have your story idea – but how can you translate it to the screen? This series of three masterclasses focuses on building the foundation for you to write an original narrative TV pilot.
Writers at all levels will walk away from this course with marketable skills and renewed passion, from those writing their first script to more experienced writers looking to dive into their next project and refresh their approach.
Price: $25 for Members* / $45 for Non-Members
Price includes admission for all three sessions.
*Executive, Platinum, and Leadership Circle members attend for free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to upgrade your membership.
NYWIFT Masterclass Series: Writing for Television
SESSION 1: CREATIVE PRACTICE
Date: Monday, October 16
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET
Session 1 will focus on creative practice. Do you have a process that gets you writing and keeps you on track? How do you stay accountable? Do you know how to set realistic priorities for the work that really matters to you and your career?
SESSION 2: CRAFT FUNDAMENTALS: BUILDING STORY
Date: Monday, October 23
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET
Session 2 will focus on craft, with a review of story structure and character development, and actionable concrete tools to apply the lesson to the script you’re writing now.
SESSION 3: DEVELOPING YOUR SCRIPT
Date: Monday, October 30
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET
Session 3 gives you a chance to dive deeper into your specific project, as you work out the beats of your pilot and the voices of your characters to bring your story to life.
About the Instructor
Amy Fox is an acclaimed screenwriter who has written for theater, film, and TV, and is known for her sharp sense of humor and gripping storytelling. Most recently she was a Co-Producer on The Conners on ABC. She wrote the script for the financial thriller Equity, which stars Anna Gunn. The film premiered at Sundance 2016, and was released in theaters nationwide. Amy’s first film, Heights, also premiered at Sundance, and was released in 2005, starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Glenn Close.
Amy’s scripts have been honored by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Eugene O’Neill Center, and The Creative Coalition. Amy is also a widely-respected educator and mentor. She has helped hundreds of emerging filmmakers bring their stories to life during her decade as a faculty member and Head of Writing at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film Program. Amy is a passionate advocate for elevating diverse voices in the arts, and serves as a mentor for several writing labs, including NYWIFT’s The Writers Lab and Cinestory.
After nearly 25 years in New York, in 2020 Amy lured her husband and two children away from their home in Brooklyn with the promise of a sunnier life in Los Angeles. Having grown up in Colorado, she feels right at home in a place with beautiful mountains and no decent bagels.
About the NYWIFT Masterclass Series
The NYWIFT Masterclass Series offers in-depth virtual multi-class workshops that explore various aspects of the film, television, and media industry. Led by award-winning experts, the classes will teach students about the craft, content, and business strategies involved in each creative pursuit, building a solid foundation for artistic fulfillment and commercial success.
2023 NYWIFT Masterclasses will include TV Writing, Podcasting, and Budgeting, with more to be announced soon.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.