Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television

FILM TV X 478.432

This deep-dive into the various stages of development, production, and distribution for unscripted television will help you develop an idea into a project that is ready to pitch. 

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Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • How to succeed as a strong producer and director
  • How to navigate the cluttered landscape of non-fiction broadcast and cable television
  • The life of a director/producer in the field
  • Techniques for developing your idea, pitching, getting the job, prepping the shoot, directing/producing on location and interviewing
  • Post-production tips

About this course:

Discover what it takes to be an effective producer and director in the flourishing genre of unscripted television and gain insights in the process of creating a valid series concept that can sell. Through lectures, discussion with industry guests, and analysis of landmark shows, this course navigates the cluttered landscape of non-fiction broadcast and cable television and focuses on how to succeed as a strong producer and director. You develop an idea from scratch and learn how to complete a total package that is ready to be pitched to a TV network and/or a streaming service. Topics include developing your idea, pitching, getting the job, prepping the shoot, directing/producing on location, interview techniques, what to do once it's in the can, tech talk, post-production tips, the life of a director/producer in the field, and looking ahead to the future of the genre.

Spring 2023 Schedule

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Monday, Saturday
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Instructor: Jim Milio
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Fee:
$745.00
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Location: Remote Classroom , UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Apr 3, 2023
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Notes

This course will have both In-Person meetings in Westwood Village and Remote meetings via Zoom. Please see the posted schedule. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Mon Apr 3, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Mon Apr 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Apr 17, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon Apr 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Mon May 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Mon May 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Lecture
Mon May 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Mon May 22, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Sat May 27, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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Mon Jun 5, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Lecture
Mon Jun 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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