Television Series Development Workshop

FILM TV X 423
This workshop is designed for producers, development executives, and writers seeking to understand all the elements that go into an original series proposal for television from the original idea to a completed pitch.
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Starting at $699.00
11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Use this course to create a successful, finished pitch
  • Learn how to present your unique world to an increasingly sophisticated audiences and buyers
  • Understand which literary properties have the most promise for adaptation
  • Discover how to execute careful plotting, compelling characters, and other story requirements for a knockout pitch
  • Educate yourself on likely formats and demographics for your idea

About this course:

This workshop is designed for producers, development executives, and writers seeking to understand all the elements that go into an original series proposal for television. You study the creative development process from start to finish--from first idea to completed pitch--assembling all the necessary components. You begin with research, series concept, and the initial vetting of ideas; you then proceed to identify your audience, likely buyers, and distributors. You then learn how to present the unique world of your series to an audience and buyers who have grown increasingly sophisticated in their demands for originality and authenticity; and how to develop the kinds of rich, multilayered, and conflicted characters who win the allegiance of their audience and sustain interest for season after season. Non-writing producers come to understand which literary properties hold the most promise for adaptation; while writer-producers gain invaluable experience, taking an idea from mere concept to industry-ready pitch, within the span of this course. Instruction covers the essentials of plotting over multiple episodes and even multiple seasons, including the importance of the meta-story, ongoing conflicts, and seasonal arcs; open vs closed-ended storylines, and the formats that support them. By the end of the course, you have a completed pitch for original television series, including written pitch, supporting visual materials, a clear audience, and likely buyers. 

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Ric Gibbs
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Fee:
$699.00
37 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

No refund after October 10. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 10, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Lecture
Wed Sep 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Oct 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Oct 10, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Oct 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Oct 31, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Nov 7, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Nov 14, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Nov 21, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Nov 28, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Lecture
Wed Dec 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329

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