Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story

FILM TV X 476.244

Producers, development executives, directors, and writers gain practical experience adapting and developing their own stories for motion pictures, movies-of-the-week, and miniseries.

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Fall
Winter
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Summer
Online
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Acquire techniques that strengthen character development
  • Learn the importance of collaboration with writers
  • Write development notes and learn the difference between beat sheets, step outlines, and story outlines
  • Compile directors/writers lists
  • Assess the marketplace and understand what network and studio executives are looking for
  • Learn how to pitch an idea

About this course:

Producers, development executives, directors, and writers gain practical experience adapting and developing their own stories for motion pictures, movies-of-the-week, and miniseries. Emphasis is placed on studying dramatic structure, learning techniques that strengthen character development, and understanding the importance of collaboration with writers. You are called upon to write development notes; compile directors/writers lists; and learn the difference between beat sheets, step outlines, and story outlines. You also learn how to assess the marketplace by determining what network and studio executives are looking for, as well as the best way to quickly and effectively pitch an idea. You are welcome to submit written works in progress for in-class critiques. At the end of the course, you have honed your storytelling craft by writing original treatments based on your story outline developed in class.
Prerequisites
Good written communication skills. Previous training in story analysis is recommended but not required.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.

Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Kate Schumaecker
381083
Fee:
$699.00
7 days left. Enroll by Jun 21, 2021
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Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.  
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 25, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Guido Segal
381149
Fee:
$699.00
9 days left. Enroll by Jun 23, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jun 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jun 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Sep 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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