Writing Limited Series

Kevin Nicklaus
Senior Vice President of Development & Production
The Wolper Org.

Is your pilot a traditional TV series or a limited series? What exactly IS the difference and how do you know what to pitch yours as? Kevin Nicklaus (ROOTS) is here to host an extensive webinar that demystifies what a limited series is and what makes a good one. Kevin will not only guide you through the different types of limited series that exist but will provide a deeper understanding of the structure of each. He will take a look at the legalities that sometimes come tied with stories that are based in fact and will discuss how much fiction is allowed.

Kevin will also discuss the in’s and out’s on how to effectively structure a limited series pitch depending on what type it is and where it is going (network vs. streaming). This is truly a not to be missed webinar for anyone that’s ever thought of doing a limited series!

This 90-Min. Webinar will Cover:

  • Learn the pros and cons of a limited series set up
  • Learn whether a limited series is the right structure for your story
  • How to deal with the ‘based on a true story’ aspect 
  • Discover the best types of stories that make for limited series and how to research them
  • Gain an understanding of the vast difference between limited series and other series
  • Learn how to properly pitch your limited series!
    About Your Host

    Kevin Nicklaus is the Senior Vice President of Development at The Wolper Organization, which has been responsible for over 500 films, and won more than 150 awards, including two Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes, five Peabody’s, and recognition and retrospectives from Cannes and other respected international film festivals. Kevin has been involved in many high-profile projects, including the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated TV Miniseries remake of ROOTS (2016) for The History Channel, A&E’s hit show BATES MOTEL, the multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries THE MISTS OF AVALON (TNT) starring Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies and Joan Allen, and the Emmy-nominated Doc special PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! for Showtime. He was also involved in earlier mini-series such as SALEM'S LOT (TNT) and HELTER SKELTER (CBS).

    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 alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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