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 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.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Wait List
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Peter Russell
376507
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 02, 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.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Marla White
376375
Fee:
$699.00
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 29, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Oct 6, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Oct 13, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Oct 20, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Oct 27, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Nov 3, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Nov 10, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Nov 17, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Nov 24, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Dec 1, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Dec 8, 2020
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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