Creating the One-Hour Television Pilot

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Get a crash course in creating powerful one-hour pilots in this intensive class that covers all the basics of writing original stories for television.

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

What you can learn.

  • Develop a rough idea into a viable television series that can generate 100 episodes
  • Build compelling characters that audiences will keep coming back to see
  • Practice pitching pilot ideas and learn about the ever-changing TV marketplace
  • Read and respond to work of other writers in class

About this course:

Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and run it through a basic structure of beginning, middle, and end. From there, we talk about the world of your show and the characters who inhabit that world. Finally, we work those things into an outline for a pilot episode, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants. Throughout this process, you learn how to envision the world of your show; create characters and conflict, build a storytelling engine; and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and both a one-page and 10-page pitch document.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Zac Hug
371216
Fee:
$985.00
73 days left. Enroll by Feb 26, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 20, 2020
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 27, 2020
9:30AM - 5:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Fri Feb 28, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sat Feb 29, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sun Mar 1, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood

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