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Early Deadline
  • Standard Entry $449
  • ISAConnect Entry $444
Regular Deadline
  • Standard Entry $499
  • ISAConnect Entry $494

TV Weekend Chicago: From Concept to Studio Deal!


The biggest names in the industry, who have worked with and developed writers for 20th CENTURY FOX, WARNER BROTHERS, DISNEY, NBC UNIVERSAL, ABC TV, WGA and more, are coming to Chicago! They'll teach:

  • Writing Memorable Characters
  • Creating a Strong Internal Story
  • Developing a Pilot Execs Can't Ignore
  • Specific Pitching Skills and Techniques
  • Launching and Building a TV Career
  • How to Book Writing Assignments and Get Staffed on a Show 

If you want to write for television, you don't want to miss this 3-day event packed with the tools you need to write a pilot that sells.


Each paid registrant receives THE CRAFT COURSE (value $99) and a subscription to MovieMaker Magazine for FREE! In addition, 5 lucky attendees will be given an IFP Chicago membership!

Join us for lectures, workshops, pitching, panels and more. With panelists from:



Our Lecturers are Experts in Screenwriting Success:

  • 44 of Jen Grisanti's clients have gone on to sell their pilots, five of which went to series. 75 have been staffed.
  • 87 graduates of Corey Mandell's classes have sold original pilots.
  • Lee Jessup's clients have sold screenplays and pilots to major studios and booked network writing assignments.

Open to all storytellers - screenwriters, TV writers, novelists, filmmakers, producers, agents, actors, development executives and more are welcome to attend.

"We've never had this many industry experts in one short weekend. It's exciting to bring this much value to emerging writers in my home town!"
- Craig James (ISA Founder)

"Each speaker was so compelling, and interestingly, they each spoke to something very different. You get such a cohesive look at things from different lenses."
- TV Weekend Participant

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