Course DescriptionTelevision executives and showrunners want to read original pilots that demonstrate your unique voice and comedic sensibilities. This workshop shows you how to take your original comedy idea and develop a strong story, rife with memorable characters and even funnier jokes. Breaking story in the style of a real writer's room, you develop a compelling story, brainstorm, and support another's vision. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first 10 pages of your original half-hour pilot script. This course counts toward the 4-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Course OutlineLearn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the first 10 pages of your script.
Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.
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PrerequisitesX 430.6 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I and X 431.6 Beginning Writing the Half-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Electives
- Feature Film Writing : Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing
- Film and TV Development : Electives
- Screenwriting: Film and TV Comprehensive : Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing, Defined Sixth Requirement
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required
- Television Writing : Defined Third Requirement, Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing
- TV Writers Fellowship Prep : 3rd Course