Film & TV
Lesson time 1:32 min
Shonda wraps up her MasterClass with a few departing thoughts and suggestions for next steps.
Topics include: Shonda's Parting Advice.
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.
There is so much information here that I found priceless, and it is information that I will take with me throughout my entire career. Thank You!
Shonda's lessons have taken my writing up many, many levels. I am confident about my ideas and am excited to understand television structure. Incredible class - thank you!
I got to the Act Four "all is lost" lesson right as I was hitting Act Four in my script. It pushed me to derail the entire show, to make it seem like nothing would work out... until it did. It worked!
Pure energy. Shonda Rhimes has inspiring purpose. Basically, she broke it down. Easy to listen to and communicates with words that get to the point. Shine.