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
In-Person
Online
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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Scott Agostoni
384311
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 07, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Kate Schumaecker
384295
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.  
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Haines Hall A20

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