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New York Film Academy Online Screenwriting

15-Week Online Television Rewrite Workshop

15-Week Online Television Rewrite Workshop Overview

In this workshop, you will learn how to rewrite your TV script like a professional!


  • Students will meet once per week for 3 hours (two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break).
  • This workshop will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Pacific Time/8 p.m. Eastern Time.



Television series are not developed in a vacuum. Writers work with studios, producers or networks to develop a series together. And central to this process is television script editing — the ability to rewrite and reconceive a series and its pilot. In this 15-week class, students learn the basic tools of rewriting a TV pilot teleplay: taking notes, finding their original intent and working with producers, directors and development execs. Students start with a completed teleplay for an original pilot and a proposal for that series — such as the one written in our online Television Pilot Workshop. Notes and suggestions from the instructor and class will be combined with notes received previously on this project and planned changes to build a new version of the series proposal and a rewrite blueprint for the pilot script. Once a plan for the rewrite is created, students rewrite the pilot script, adjusting their blueprint and proposal as they go to reflect the lessons they’ve learned along the way. At the end of the class, students will have completed a rewrite of their script and have a new version of the series proposal.

A live video class is held once a week via Zoom. If time restrictions prevent attendance for individual class sessions, students can catch up via recordings of the class and communicate with each other and the instructor digitally. However, please make sure these times work for you overall as missing too many session will diminish the effectiveness of the class.  In between sessions, students interact with the class digitally, with feedback provided by the instructor.

Video lessons will be made available for viewing through our course Portals. Written lessons and assignments are posted for critique, and the class interacts on an electronic course Portal. Instructors are available electronically for support.

The class meets once per week for 3 hours (two 1.5-hour sessions with a 30-minute break).

Additional video lessons are posted online and may be viewed according to a student’s personal schedule. Outside coursework will vary in time based on the student’s writing speed but usually takes 1-4 hours per week.

Deliverables: Rewrite Blueprint and completed rewrite of a television pilot script and series proposal

PLEASE NOTE: This class is separate from the 15-Week Online Screenplay Rewrite Workshop but depending on enrollment, may occasionally be combined with that group to give students a full and robust workshop environment.


To enroll and hold a place in an online screenwriting course, a student must submit a $500 deposit, which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the course.

If a student cancels enrollment in an online screenwriting course, the following applies:
  • The $500 deposit is not refundable under any circumstances unless New York Film Academy cancels the course. Program fees (minus the deposit) are refundable until 30 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds are available after 30 days prior to the start of the course.
  • In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 30-day deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.
In the event that New York Film Academy cancels a program, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees.
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