Course DescriptionIn the last of a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, you reach FADE OUT. In the process of writing Act III, you home in on structuring conversations, explore how to maximize your story's visual implications, deepen scene writing skills, assemble scenes to form powerful sequences, ensure your script's central conflict is resolved, and work on theme and imagery. Also covered are revision techniques and the business aspects of feature film writing. The goal is to complete writing your first feature film script.
Course OutlineFinish the third act of your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement.
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PrerequisitesX 440A Writing the First Screenplay I, X 440B Writing the First Screenplay II, and X 440C Writing the First Screenplay III. Students must bring their beat sheets or treatments and Acts I and II to the first class meeting and be prepared to write.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Electives
- Feature Film Writing : Defined First Requirement, Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing
- Film and TV Development : Electives
- Screenwriting: Film and TV Comprehensive : Defined Third Requirement, Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required
- Television Writing : Electives - Feature Film or Television Writing