“If you are looking for someone who combines expert analysis with incredible credentials and experience, put Daniel Calvisi in your script analyst black book.”
-Script Magazine

“Using examples from some of the most respected shows on television, writers will learn to master the form from outline to Fade Out. I wish I’d had Dan’s book when I was first starting out!” 
-Hilary Weisman Graham, Writer, Bones (FOX), Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

“I’ve been a fan of your process for a long time now. I follow your Story maps guide quite a bit and I plan to use it on our upcoming show in development at Starz, Executive Produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.”
-Kirkland Morris, Producer (Tomorrow, Today (STARZ))

The TV PILOT Story Maps Master Class is for screenwriters who are willing to dedicate themselves to writing a winning pilot script for the current market in Hollywood.

In addition to working in the industry for years as a Senior Story Analyst and coaching screenwriters for over two decades, I spent hundreds of hours analyzing great television series to develop the most detailed beat sheet template for a TV series in existence. The result was my book Story Maps: TV Drama: The Structure of the One-Hour Television Pilot and this course, the TV Pilot Story Maps Master Class.

The Story Maps Master Class is a proven screenwriting program that guides you from logline to submission-ready script, offering you reliable, detailed notes from:

  • A teacher with 20 years of experience and extensive film industry credentials
  • At least two current, working professionals in the movie and television industry in Los Angeles (managers, execs, producers, pro screenwriters)
  • Your fellow writers

That’s a lot of notes!

In many online screenwriting courses, you’re lucky to get your instructor’s notes on ONE assignment. I give you notes every week on every assignment.

“I love how Dan emphasizes the fundamentals of story telling. A great script starts with a solid structure and that’s what one learns in Dan’s classes.”
-Ryu Miyaki, four-time Act Four client and
winner of Amazon Studios Script of the Month
$20,000 Prize

For an example of what you will be doing in the first month of the TV Pilot Story Maps Master Class, download my TRUE DETECTIVE pilot Story Map. This was an earlier version than the final version in my book, but it’s a good sample of my method to show you how I will guide you to map out your original pilot from the ground up, with ironclad, industry standard story structure.


  • My e-bookStory Maps: TV Drama plus bonus story maps.
  • 8 weeks of lectures, assignments and notes from myself, a professional Story Analyst with major movie studio experience.
  • Notes on your work from our current Industry Advisors (managers, producers, pro screenwriters).
  • Notes from your peers, including your personal “Notes Buddy.”
  • Q&A conference call with the Industry Advisors.
  • Direct email correspondence with me.
  • At least one Skype conference with me.
  • Discounts on future classes and coaching.


GROUP CLASS* (3-6 writers):

  • $600

*Group classes are scheduled only a few times per year. Check this page for any upcoming dates. Newbies and veterans alike are welcome as I try my best to group by experience level.


  • $800

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE MASTER CLASS, or if you have any questions, please CONTACT ME asap. First come, first served.


Daniel Calvisi
(About Me)

P.S. If you have not done so already, I suggest you sign up for my free Story Maps Newsletter for Serious Screenwriters, which will keep you up to date on any Master Class news. I will never share your email with any other party.




“Dan’s class is fantastic. From concept to
execution, his feedback each week has been
a huge help. His industry connections add
another dimension with insight from current
professionals. His format allows you to keep
your own pace and match your own goals.
The group setting is great for the creative
process. I really feel like my writing has improved
in general and the script I’m working on
has been taken to the next level!”

-Mandy Cohen, Group and Private Master Class student

“Dan, thank you for your support and professionalism. 
First of all, I learned so much from your critiques and I 
appreciate the way you pushed me to do better all the time. 
I also now understand more about the business after the 
critique from the industry advisors. It inspires me to 
improve myself!”
Max Badier, Private Master Class Student

“I must say I would never have been able to complete the
script without your Master Class! I’m very proud of what
I’ve achieved, even if it still needs editing. It’s thrilling to start
with a mere idea and end up with characters we get attached to!”

-Suzanne L., Group and Private Master Class student