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with Alana Sanko


You’ve written a pilot, now what? After reading a strong script, most developers will be asking what your show is really about and where you, the creator, see the series going. In this 6-week workshop you will learn how to build out your world, expand your character arcs, explore theme and create a series bible. You will also learn and practice the fundamentals of how to pitch your series so you have the tools needed to not just talk about your first episode, but your whole show.


Optional: Want an extra hour of one-on-one feedback?

Alana will meet with you one-on-one for an extra hour of consultation time to discuss your project. She will read approx 30 pages of scripted material OR an outline/pitch document provided in advance of the meeting. Please choose this option in the drop-down menu when purchasing this workshop. This extra time will be scheduled directly with the instructor.


Online via ZOOM

(link will be sent the week of 1st class)


6 Thursdays

September 14, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26

10am to 12pm EST




About the Instructor...

Alana Sanko is an award-winning creator, writer and producer. For over two decades she has written and developed for comedy, drama and animated series, as well as TV movie and network and cable pilots across multiple platforms. Her Nickelodeon series, Just for Kicks, which she created and developed with Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, won her a WGA Award, and the animated MTV series Spy Groove, that she was Head Writer on, received an Annie Nomination. Additional writing credits include the ABC comedy pilot, See Jayne Run, the Disney Channel Original Movie Get a Clue, and the acclaimed CBS television series Murphy Brown, which was named on the WGA’s list of 101 Best TV Series. Alana has also written for numerous children’s series and was a Consulting Producer for Half Life, the limited series winner of the NYC women’s initiative screenwriting competition #GreenlightHer. She is currently a producer on an independent feature and has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Long Island University’s TV Writers Studio, Purchase College’s School of Film and Media Studies and the Sundance Institute’s online platform, Sundance Co//ab. 

Developing Your Series with Alana Sanko – ONLINE

SKU: DL300-Thurs
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