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Break Into The Business w/ a TV Writer

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Experience hosted by Marilyn

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

LA is the center of the entertainment world so what better place to craft that elevator pitch about how your dark family secret or your unusual day job makes a great TV show? Join TV Writer Ava Tramer (Netflix’s Atypical) as she takes you through the paces, stretching your pitch muscles, toning your gift of gab, strengthening your writers’ room political know-how and survival skills to weather the wear and tear of any showrunner. In this one-day class, you’ll learn all the dos and don’ts of this crucial process, as well as Ava’s secrets for making yourself hirable and indispensable.

This class was handcrafted with Ava by Writing Pad co-founder and published writer Marilyn Friedman. You will take class at her Hollywood home overlooking the picturesque hills of City Terrace, a hot new Eastside LA neighborhood rich with history. She'll ensure your foray into TV writing is enlightening, comfy and answer questions about writing craft, literary and culinary LA and the entertainment business.
LA is the center of the entertainment world so what better place to craft that elevator pitch about how your dark family secret or your unusual day job makes a great TV show? Join TV Writer Ava Tramer (Netflix’s Atypical) as she takes you through the paces, stretching your pitch muscles, toning your gift of gab, strengthening your writers’ room political know-how and survival skills to weather the wear and tear of any showrunner. In this one-day…

What's included

  • Food
    Cookies, kind bars, fruit
  • Drinks
    Iced tea, hot tea, water
From $85
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Marilyn

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • Identity verified
Ava Tramer has written on ATYPICAL, ANGIE TRIBECA, TROPHY WIFE, and THE LOUD HOUSE. Additionally she has written pilots for Disney and Fox. She started her career as an assistant on THE OFFICE, PARKS & RECREATION, THE MINDY PROJECT, and HELLO LADIES.

Marilyn Friedman is the co-founder of "Writing Pad," an award-winning writing school. She's taught writing and facilitated classes for 13 years, including classes at Pixar and Disney. She's published essays on Salon.com, Narratively, The Frisky, San Francisco Chronicle and poems in Pearl, Squaw Valley, California Quarterly, Karamu.
Ava Tramer has written on ATYPICAL, ANGIE TRIBECA, TROPHY WIFE, and THE LOUD HOUSE. Additionally she has written pilots for Disney and Fox. She started her career as an assistant on THE OFFICE, PARKS & RECREATION, THE MINDY PROJECT, and HELLO LADIES.

Marilyn Friedman is the co-founder of "Writing Pad," an award-winning writing school. She's taught writing and facilitated classes for 13 years, including classes at Pixar and Disney. She's published essays on Salon.com, Narratively, The…
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Where you'll be

City Terrace is only 10 minutes from the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and is a nice, quiet neighborhood with plenty of free parking. I have been coming to City Terrace for three years for Zumba, and we love it. We consider it to be Silverlake's little sister with beautiful views of houses on hills. Writing Pad East is an extremely comfortable living room setting to take a class in.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We are a shoes off environment.

What to bring

Pen and paper and/or laptop to take notes with