Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 01:27 min
Shonda wraps up her MasterClass with a few departing thoughts and suggestions for next steps.
So now it's over. You've taken the whole class. You're done. You've gone through the whole thing. I'm hopeful that maybe you have a script out of it, or you're going to have a script out of it. What should you do now? Well, keep watching the class. Refer back to it every once in a while. Come back every time you have a new idea, a new script, a new question. Come back when you need to be inspired. Make sure that you keep writing. Remember what we've said-- a writer writes every day. Remember what we talked about with dialogue. Whenever you're feeling stuck, come back and check out a class every once in a while. It helps. So I'm really glad you were here. I'm really glad you came. I'm really glad you spent time with us. I sort of can't believe that I got to have this opportunity, to sit and talk to you and tell you about story, and dialogue, and character. It was really fun for me, much more fun than I even thought it would be, and I was excited to do it in the first place. Now, if you're feeling really good about everything, what you should be doing right now is turning me off, going to your computer, and sitting down to start writing immediately. I hope it works for you. I think you're going to find the stuff that you learned so useful. And frankly, I can't wait to see the television you produce, because I look forward to watching it. Have fun.
When Shonda Rhimes pitched Grey’s Anatomy she got so nervous she had to start over. Twice. Since then, she has created and produced TV’s biggest hits. In her screenwriting class, Shonda teaches you how to create compelling characters, write a pilot, pitch your idea, and stand out in the writers’ room. You’ll also get original pilot scripts, pitch notes, and series bibles from her shows. Welcome to Shondaland.
I got it as a gift and It was awesome! really loved it!
I took the class in hopes of gaining excitement for writing for tv or movies, and this class has accomplished that. My next step is to start over, this time with a purpose.
Thank you Shonda and Masterclass! I learned an incredible amount about writing for TV and so much about what happens on set. I'm inspired. Wow!
The most helpful parts were the case studies where we were able to read the script and see the scenes and hear shonda's explanations for them. I also really enjoyed having the students in the videos ask her questions and hear her answers. It's helpful to learn by engaging with the material directly instead of just listening to her speak.