Writing the Feature Film Treatment

SCRIPT X 410.2WS

Learn to write a feature film treatment--a detailed outline to follow when writing a script--in this intensive workshop for those new to writing feature films.

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In-Person
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand the form and function of a feature film treatment
  • Learn about feature film structure and how it can guide your writing process
  • Explore how to write strong characters while boiling your story down into a pitch
  • Get feedback on your work in progress from a supportive community of writers

About this course:

Learning to write a screenplay is a process, and to do it well can take years of practice. This workshop offers two tried-and-true ways to make a lot of progress in a short period of time as you: 1) learn how to write a treatment and 2) get personalized feedback on your work. A series of lectures and assignments help you master the basics of screenwriting, especially the all-important screenplay structure, while also exploring how to write strong characters. Boil down your story into a short pitch and then expand that into a complete treatment for a feature-length script. With a solid, entertaining treatment in hand, you leave the workshop ready to conceptualize and begin work on your own script beyond the classroom.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Koji Steven Sakai
389122
Fee:
$985.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Feb 22, 2023
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Notes

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

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Discussion
Fri Feb 24, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Discussion
Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Discussion
Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113

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