Creating Your TV Series Bible

You have an amazing series idea, you have the first season mapped out in your head, you have your pilot ready to go - and then an exec asks you for your series bible. This is a roadblock for many writers because there is no set template for what a bible looks like! And while there are many styles of bibles, all must still contain the same core elements or they are considered incomplete. 

In this flexible four-week program, your Instructor will break down examples of existing series bibles and walk you through the essential elements of each to help guide you in creating a bible for your own series! Plus, this on-demand class includes four personal one-on-one phone consultations with your Instructor to receive feedback on your assignments after you view each lecture recording.

In This 4-Week Program You Will:

  • Learn the 8 core elements necessary for your series bible
  • Learn how to format your series bible
  • Learn the importance of a bible and why every exec will ask for one
  • Receive personalized notes and live discussion
  • Walk away with a completed bible for your series!
About Your Host

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Charlotte Austin Johnson was most recently a Staff Writer on the NBC sitcom Perfect Harmony. Previously she was a Script Coordinator on the CBS show Life in Pieces and worked in development at the media company Refinery29. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a double-major in Psychology and Film, and a concentration in Theater. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Studio North grant for filmmaking. The hardest thing she’s ever had to accept about herself is she would make a fantastic PE teacher.

Ally Seibert is a television writer who is currently working as a producer on an unnamed Amazon drama. Ally has also worked on The Rookie for ABC, Hawaii Five-0 for CBS and Chicago Fire for NBC. She got her start at CAA and worked for writers/producers like Joe Carnahan and Peter Lenkov before making the jump to writing. She has also produced all eight of her episodes, working closely with showrunners and directors from start to finish. Ally is a graduate of Miami University and continues to work closely with their 'Inside Hollywood' program where she mentors students looking to get into the entertainment industry. Sold Out!

Michael Poisson is a producer and screenwriter who is currently staffed on Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN. He was previously staffed on Netflix's RAISING DION and recently attached Red Hour (Ben Stiller's company) to one of his pilots. He has served as a producer and Creative Director for Silent Machine Entertainment (Krysten Ritter's company), where he oversaw the creation, development, and pitching of various television projects including single cam/multi-cam comedies, and dramas. He recently finished shooting the THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN in New York for the Pop network, where he worked as co-Executive Producer on the pilot. Michael has also had a pilot in development with DarkFire Television (Ryan Reynolds’ company), as well as a graphic novel published by Fanboy Comics: His writing has placed in various competitions including the Austin Film Festival and Michael has also previously served as a writer's assistant on the Fullscreen/Audience Network series CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to view the on-demand lecture recordings.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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