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
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Online
Hybrid
Starting at $699.00
As few as 10 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.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
378034
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 08, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Kate Schumaecker
378009
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jan 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jan 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jan 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

Hybrid courses have both regular remote meeting times and online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Scott Agostoni
378035
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes
This course includes both online sessions and classroom meetings. Refer to course syllabus for online session details. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Feb 9, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 16, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 23, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 2, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Mar 9, 2021
6:30PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
379571
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 02, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Kate Schumaecker
379537
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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