Course DescriptionThis workshop guides you to write a solid draft of an original pilot script from your one-hour or half-hour outline created in a previous course. You start by reworking your story idea and outline as needed, fixing story problems and maximizing the drama or comic potential. Special attention is paid to refining the world, characters, tone, and story of your pilot. You then move toward completing a polished first draft of your script, working on scenes, dialogue, and action, until it captures your original vision and matches a network's likely requirements. You must bring a completed story outline and first 10 pages to the first day of class. This course counts toward the 4-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Course OutlineTurn your TV pilot outline into a complete script with a vivid storyworld with complex characters.
Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.
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PrerequisitesX 442.1 Writing the One-Hour Pilot I or X 431.7 Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I, 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 : 4th Course