Creating the Half-Hour TV Pilot

FILM TV X 430.41

Learn to create a successful sitcom in this intensive workshop exploring how to craft powerful half-hour pilots for television.

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Classroom
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Refine your story idea into a funny, compelling world that can generate 100 episodes
  • Build an outline that reflects your own comic sensibility
  • Learn how to refresh comedy for today’s audiences and markets
  • Read and respond to work of other writers in class

About this course:

Today, you need that original half-hour pilot script in your portfolio to break into the business of writing television comedy. In this lively workshop, discover the ingredients you need to create great sitcoms, learn contemporary techniques to give comic conventions a fresh feel, and then set about turning your pilot concept into a show that has the "legs" to last five years. In a professional writing room atmosphere, find and select the ideas to build that outline and unearth the unique ingredients you bring to the mix: your own comic sensibility, your experience, your creative inspiration, your cousin who runs the network. Okay, not everyone has a useful cousin, but you will leave the workshop with a solid outline and encouragement to write the script that might be your ticket into the business of writing half-hour shows.  

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Instructor: Eric Abrams
364476
Fee:
$985.00
84 days left. Enroll by Feb 6, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 8, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
9:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Fri Feb 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sun Feb 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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