TV Writing Retreat & TV Festival

Join Jacob Krueger Studio's TV Retreat at ITVFest
Manchester, Vermont
October 11-15, 2017


With Jacob Krueger Studio & ITVFest

Manchester, Vermont
Oct 11th-15th, 2017

Develop & Pitch Your Own TV Show

Develop your TV Comedy, TV Drama, or Web Series with World Class Teachers & Showrunners

Experience a Real TV Writers Room Environment

Master The Art of the TV Pitch

Learn Advanced Networking Skills

Create a Logline, Pitch & TV Bible For Your Show

Pitch Your Show To Real Producers at Our Culminating Pitch Party Event

Includes a ONE-ON-ONE Pitch Consultation with a Professional Writer ($200 Value)

PLUS: Get a free Content Creator Pass To The Entire Festival ($350 Value)

Early Bird Cost: Only $800

Normal Cost: $900


Study With The Pros Every Morning.

Watch Screenings & Events Every Night.

Your Retreat Includes a Content Creator Pass ($350 Value) For VIP Entry To All Events, Screenings, Parties & More.  Watch This Video To See More About ITV Fest.


Learn From World Class TV Writers

The only retreat of its kind, with seminars, panels, pitch events, and unique TV workshops run like real TV writers rooms. Develop your pilot, pitch and show bible in collaboration with talented student writers, world class showrunners and award winning TV writers & producers.

Faculty highlights include:

Jerome Perzigian, the former showrunner of Married With Children, The Jeffersons & The Golden Girls

Stephen Molton, a Pulitzer Prize Nominee, acclaimed writer and former Showtime and HBO executive.

Jacob Krueger, Jacob Krueger Studio founder and WGA Paul Selvin Award Winner.

Jessica Hinds, Meditative Writing & Craft guru and Senior Faculty Member at Jacob Krueger Studio.

Karin Partin, Working Indie- TV Writer, Finalist at Sundance, Scriptapalooza, Screencraft and Austin Film Festival, and nominee to the prestigious Sundance Television Lab in 2015.

Plus Special Industry Guests & Panelists!

Retreat Structure:
Over five days you’ll work intensively with our team to develop a logline, pitch, structure, engine, and show bible for your project, and then put those skills to real world use with short, private one-on-one pitches with Network Executives, and our exclusive pitch party event the last day of the festival, where you can pitch your heart out to attending showrunners, producers and executives.


Your 5 Day Retreat

(Sample Schedule From 2016 Retreat)

DAY 1: Wednesday Oct 11

10am-2pm: Arrival & Writing Time

2pm-3pm: Lecture: Setting Your Goals For The Retreat

3pm-5pm: Lecture: Creating, Developing & Selling a TV or Web Series Pilot

5:30pm-7pm: Panel Discussion: What Makes a TV Show or Web Series Successful?

7:30pm-10pm: Retreat Welcome Party

DAY 2: Thursday Oct 12

9am-10am: Lecture: TV & Webseries Structure: The Engine

10:15am-11:15am: Lecture: Documents That Sell: Writing The Logline, The Pitch & The Bible

11:30am-1pm: Writers Room Workshops: Drama & Comedy

1pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-10pm: ITVFest Screenings, Events, & Panels

DAY 3: Friday Oct 13

9am-10:30 am: Practice Your Pitch Workshops

10:45am-1pm: Writers Room Workshops: Drama & Comedy

1pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-10pm: ITVFest Screenings, Events, & Panels

DAY 4: Saturday Oct 14

9am-10:30 am: Workshop: Advanced TV Bible Development

10:45am-1pm: Writers Room Workshops: Drama & Comedy

1pm-2pm: Lunch

2pm-6pm: ITVFest Screenings, Events, & Panels

6pm-7pm: Screencraft Showrunner Panel

7pm-10pm: ITVFest Screenings, Events, & Panels

DAY 5: Sunday Oct 15

9am-10:30 am: Advanced Pitch Workshop

10:45am-1pm: Pitch Party with Pro Showrunners & Producers

8pm: ITVfest Red Carpet Gala


The “Secret Producer” Pitch Party

In addition to your 5 minute one-on-one pitch with a TV executive, you’ll also get entry to the culminating event of the retreat, The “Secret Producer”Pitch Party, exclusively for retreat attendees.

Mingling incognito among the crowd will be a bevy of special invitees: TV Producers, Directors, Executives, Agents & Managers at all levels!

For two hours, you’ll practice the skills you’ve developed, pitching your heart out to everyone in the room, with no risk of rejection. If your script is not for them, the producer will simply pitch you their own project, as if they were a writer just like you.

But if you pique their interest, they’ll identify themselves as a “Secret Producer” and request your work.

And in the meantime, you’ll be taking your pitching skills to the next level, not only building potential connections to industry professionals, but also building the connections you need to succeed among your own community of emerging writers.

pitch party


5 Day Retreat 

Includes TV Writing Seminars & Panels, Writers Room Writing Workshops, Pitch & Networking Workshops, TV Bible Writing Workshop, Special VIP Writing Area, One-on-One Pitch Consultation with a Professional Writer,  Admission To Pitch Party With TV Producers & Showrunners, Exclusive Parties, & VIP Creator Pass For Entire Festival.

(Hotel, Meals & Transport Not Included)

Need a Payment Plan? Contact Us or call 917-464-3594.

Early Bird Cost: Only $800

Normal Cost: $900