Breaking Into TV: What You Need to Know

Aadip Desai
LA TV Writers Facebook Group

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Have you ever wondered about the people who write your favorite TV shows: what tools do they have, what’s their experience, and how did they get there? Have you heard about staffing, pilots, writers’ assistants, agents, and worried that no one else has the same questions you did?

Thankfully, we have Aadip Desai from LA TV Writers to answer some of your most frequently asked questions!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • What are agents and managers and how do I get one? Can I get a job as a TV writer without representation?
  • How do I protect my projects from being stolen?
  • Do I have to live in LA to be a TV Writer?
  • Do I have to use screenwriting software like Final Draft?
  • Do contests and fellowships matter?
  • Do I need formal training in screenwriting, through classes and consultants?
  • What’s the difference between a look-book, bible, outline, and script?
  • Do you have any tips on queries and pitching?
  • How many and what types of scripts do I need in my portfolio?
  • How important are social skills for a TV Writer? How do you hone those skills?
About Your Host

Aadip Desai is a Los-Angeles based TV and feature writer. He’s an admin for the 12K+ member LA TV Writers Facebook group, a producer/co-host of the On The Page podcast with Pilar Alessandra, and a freelance story analyst. He recently worked as the Manager of Education for RRKidz, Inc, The Home of Reading Rainbow. Aadip has placed in a few feature and TV writing competitions, including Austin, PAGE, Scriptapalooza TV, BlueCat, and more. In addition to his spec writing, Aadip is writing an indie sci-fi thriller feature for hire and has a development deal with Kinetic Content for a non-scripted television project. He’s worked as a writer’s assistant to Romany Malco (Weeds, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Judy Carter (Author of the “Comedy Bible”), and Eric Stolhanske (Broken Lizard). He’s also been President of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild in Seattle, has moderated panels at the Austin Film Festival, and was a Development Intern at Trancas International Films (the Halloween franchise).

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, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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