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
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.

Summer 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: 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.
Enrollment Closed
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
376744
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 have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Wednesday, Saturday
Location: Online
Instructor: Scott Agostoni
374493
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No mtg. July 1. 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
Lecture
Wed Jun 24, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 1, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 8, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 15, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 22, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jul 29, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 5, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 12, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Discussion
Sat Aug 15, 2020
2:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 19, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Wed Aug 26, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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