How to Write the Character Driven TV Pilot

Today I want to share with you a video I posted on YouTube for my new video series the “TV Pilot Masterclass”.

In this video we’ll be looking at the pilot for Netflix and A24’s hit series BEEF. 

BEEF became known for it’s insane twists (and they are bonkers) but what I appreciate about the pilot is how writer and creator Lee Sung Jin builds the twists around character reveals more than plot twists.  

This is why I consider the pilot for BEEF not plot-driven but driven by character. 

In this video, I’ll be breaking down THREE simple and easy techniques all writers can use in their pilots to hook the audience, build empathy, and confound their expectations.

What are these three techniques?  Watch the video and find out!  

Hope you enjoy!

– James

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