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NYCscreenwriter's
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HOW TO BUILD 
A GREAT 
TV EPISODE

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Taught by Columbia Professor Alan Kingsberg


This podcast that covers the essential elements of a writing a great TV episode with an in-depth analysis of episodes of GIRLS, BREAKING BAD and MAD MEN.


What You Will Learn:


•Central conflict is the heart of every great series.


•A strong central conflict will provide the foundation for unlimited stories over many seasons. It is also the emotional center of your most powerful episodes.


• Character missions drive stories.


•Forget character biographies. Missions are active and create compelling scenes and stories.


•Creating strong character missions will lead to a better pilot.


•Employing character missions will lead to a better spec.


•A, B and C stories – mixing and matching.


•Life isn't all roses or shit -- and this should be true of your story outcomes too.


•Story setups, conflict escalation and resolutions.


Building a great episode by act for both one-hours and half-hours. Get Act 1 right and build from there.


In depth analysis of great episodes of Girls, Breaking Bad and Mad Men.


• Launching stories. See how GIRLS launches four strong stories in Act One.


• Building tension. BREAKING BAD's amazing 7 minute scene. 


• Emotional resonance. What's at the heart of two of MAD MEN's best episodes.


• Central conflict’s role in a great TV episode.


Finally, a look at the best episodes of GIRLS, BREAKING BAD and MAD MEN? What are the common factors in great TV episodes.

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