Storywise: Telling And Selling Your TV Pilot

taught by Jen Grisanti
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Matt Ritter

Jen is a genius

Honestly, I've been struggling with my writing for years before I met Jen, it's still hard but now I feel like I have a better toolset to attack pilot scripts. She has a depth of experience and she really cares. Everyone I know that has worked wit...

Danney Hamilton

Storywise: Telling and Selling The TV Pilot

I have to tell you, I was planning on pitching my script in October of this year. I ran across Jen speaking about the TV pilot. I stopped and listened. All I have to say is Jen is a genius. I didn't think of asking the questions Jen posed. I've be...

Joe Wood

I never looked forward to rewrites until I met Jen Grisanti.

Jen, I can't thank you enough for everything I've learned from you: your books, your library of podcasts, the Storywise seminars, and this most recent study of pilots - what a terrific course! The value of "sitting down with you" to watch and ...

Matt Ritter

Honestly, I've been struggling with my writing for years before I met Jen, it's still hard but now I feel like I have a better toolset to attack pilot scripts. She has a depth of experience and she really cares. Everyone I know that has worked wit...

Danney Hamilton

I have to tell you, I was planning on pitching my script in October of this year. I ran across Jen speaking about the TV pilot. I stopped and listened. All I have to say is Jen is a genius. I didn't think of asking the questions Jen posed. I've be...

Joe Wood

Jen, I can't thank you enough for everything I've learned from you: your books, your library of podcasts, the Storywise seminars, and this most recent study of pilots - what a terrific course! The value of "sitting down with you" to watch and ...

Jen Grisanti
Jen Grisanti
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About the instructor

International speaker Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, a former 12-year studio executive, including VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount, blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the books, Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story and TV Writing Tool Kit: How To Write a Script That Sells and her new book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Your Success.

Grisanti started her career in 1992 as an assistant to Aaron Spelling, who served as her mentor for 12 years, and she quickly climbed the ranks and eventually ran Current Programs at Spelling Television Inc., covering all of Spelling’s shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Charmed. In 2004, Grisanti was promoted to Vice President of Current Programs at CBS/Paramount where she covered numerous shows, including Medium, Numbers, NCIS, 4400 and Girlfriends.

In January 2008, Grisanti launched Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., a highly successful consulting firm dedicated to helping talented writers break into the industry. Drawing on her experience as a studio executive where she gave daily notes to executive producers/showrunners, Grisanti personally guides writers to shape their material, hone their pitches and focus their careers. Since launching the consulting firm, Grisanti has worked with over 900 writers specializing in television, features and novels. Due to her expertise and mentorship, seventy-five of her writers have staffed on television shows and forty-four have sold pilots, five that that went to series.

Grisanti has taught classes for the “Change Your Story, Change Your Life” Writing/Yoga Retreat with Alta Retreats in Nicaragua, Rocaberti Writing Retreat in Spain,Toronto Screenwriting Conference, TV Writers Summit (in LA, London and Israel), The TV Writers Studio (in Australia), Story Expo, The Big Island Film Festival, Chicago Screenwriters Network, Scriptwriters Network , Screenwriting Expo, the Great American Pitchfest, the Writers Store, the Northwestern Screenwriter’s Guild in Seattle, and the Alameda’s Writer’s Group. In addition, she has served on panels for the WGA, iTVFest, UFVA, PGA and The Writer’s Bootcamp, telling her story to inspire others.

Grisanti attended USC where she received a B.A. in Communications.

Learn the story tools that will guide you on how to write a TV pilot that sells.

Course Contents

16 Videos
28 Texts

Course Curriculum