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
Classroom
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.

Spring 2020 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: Sharri Hefner
373140
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 05, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Kate Schumaecker
372827
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 9, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
374818
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 28, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Wednesday 6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Scott Agostoni
374493
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 07, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 24, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Jul 1, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Jul 8, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Jul 15, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Jul 22, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Jul 29, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Aug 5, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Aug 12, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Aug 19, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Discussion
Wed Aug 26, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215

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