How to Write Pilots and Spec Scripts

How can you write a memorable spec script that helps get you staffed? Why is it so hard to write a TV pilot script that not only gets you noticed, but could sell? Every aspiring TV writer needs both a TV pilot script and a spec script in their arsenal, preferably more than one. Writing a spec script will show you can jump into any current show and have the skill set to be a staffed writer. Writing a TV pilot demonstrates your ability to understand what’s marketable in television and that you have the fortitude to create a TV show from scratch.


If you have ever wondered if you could write a perfect pilot fast – the answer is yes! Join Marilyn Horowitz for: Sitcom Success: The Perfect Pilot in 30 Days. In part 8 of this 10-part series, continue writing with Act II.