Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story

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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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Classroom
Online
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story.

Good written communication skills. Previous training in story analysis is recommended but not required.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Phyllis Bancroft
365235
Fee:
$699.00
53 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Scott Agostoni
365234
Fee:
$699.00
52 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
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Notes

No meeting February 19.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 8, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jan 15, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jan 22, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jan 29, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Feb 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Feb 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Feb 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Feb 26, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Mar 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Mar 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Mar 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211

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