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12 Point Guide to Developing a Killer Pilot

  • Aug 17, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • CBS Studios

Event Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 || Speaker: Carole Kirschner || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

Carole Kirschner, after having heard thousands of pitches and developed hundreds of pilot scripts during her time as a development executive, noticed over and over, year after year that the most successful pitches and shows had certain elements in common; elements that were created during the development process.

This hands-on workshop takes you through each of these elements (as well as common pitfalls to avoid). You’ll leave the workshop with a step-by-step roadmap for developing a successful television series.



For security purposes, you must REGISTER before 10:00 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013 or you will not be admitted onto the lot.

**Please note that each guest and/or attendee needs to REGISTER individually.


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FREE for SWN members! (Join Now!)
$30.00 for non-members (Please Pay Online)

Check-in begins at 12:30 pm.
Event starts at 1:00 pm.

No Refunds. No Credits.


Carole_KirschnerCarole Kirschner has worked as a senior level television development executive for sixteen years. Her posts at CBS and as Vice President of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment Television have given her the insider’s view on how to break into the entertainment industry, move up and sell projects. She currently heads the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program, the CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program and the Humanitas New Voices Program.

During her tenure as an executive she heard over 3,000 pitches and hired and worked with hundreds of writers. Through her career consulting practice, Park on the Lot, she coaches writers on exactly what they need to do to get meetings, sell projects and get hired.

Her book, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV or Digital Entertainment, published by Michael Wiese Productions, hit the bookstores in March, 2012.


Join us on the Third Saturday every month at:


CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Free Parking — Enter the CBS lot at the main gate & inform security you are there for the Scriptwriters Network event.

You’ll be asked for your government issued photo ID, and then given directions to the meeting location. You may park in any available space on the lot (unless they direct you to a parking structure during special events).


As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm


Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

Any questions, email us at [masked].


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  • Doris C.

    Great information

    August 19, 2013

  • Rachael

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · August 15, 2013

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