Pitch to Pilot: Animation Writing – ONLINE CLASS (Tuesdays)

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Pitch to Pilot Animation Writing (8 weeks)

Need help navigating the sometimes intimidating world of Animation TV pilots & pitches? So many of us want to learn solid TV writing skills or refresh our old skills, but where do we start? Do you have a logline for a pilot? Or maybe you have a funny character? Or even just a title? Well, that’s enough to get started writing your next (first?) pilot. First, we’ll explore how to turn a premise into a full-fledged TV pitch. From there, we’ll learn the building blocks of writing your pilot. The hardest part of writing is the work you put in before you actually start writing, but with the right tools, it can be a whole lot easier!

By the time you leave this class, you’ll understand best practices for turning your unique idea into a TV pitch + script. You’ll have a rock-solid functional pilot outline and maybe even a first draft. People from all over can now take our online writing class! Join us and make new friends!

This class is 8 weeks long and does not have a class show.

Photograph of instructor Patricia Villetto
Instructor Patricia Villetto

Patricia Villetto grew up outside of NYC, in a town so small there were 39 people in her high school graduating class. And yes, she was class president.

From there, she headed to Northern Ireland and the University of Ulster, where she studied acting, playwriting, and the art of Irish bullshitting. She landed in Los Angeles to hone her improv and sketch skills and perform at Second City, UCB, iO, and The Ruby Theatre.

Patricia is currently waiting for her first feature film to be announced and recently wrote for Netflix’s SONIC PRIME – Gotta go fast! She was also a writer and segment producer for Nickelodeon’s CAMP NICK and head writer for Dreamwork TV’s sketch show OMG. Other past works include Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 and MEGA MAN, Adult Swim’s TIGTONE, Dreamwork TV’s SWAMP TALK WITH SHREK AND DONKEY, KING JULIEN’S STAND UP, PUSS IN BOOTS, branded content for Mattel and GoldieBlox, and the CBS Diversity Showcase.

Our classrooms are ADA compliant.



3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

Price: $350

Refund Policy:

  • The Ruby LA has a no-refund policy on all classes and shows. If we need to cancel or re-schedule a class for any reason, you are entitled to take that class or classes equal to the admission price of that class. You may use your class credit for up to two years, after which time it expires.
  • The Ruby LA reserves the right to replace a course instructor, without notice, and at any time, with another equally qualified course instructor.
  • The Ruby LA also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. In the event of a complete cancellation, students’ tuition will be refunded or credited. Any fees incurred by students for travel, lodging, etc. will not be reimbursed by the Ruby LA.