Writing Your First Screenplay

SCRIPT X 410.1WS

Jumpstart your first feature film project in this intensive workshop that will help you refine your story, craft an outline, and teach you screenplay structure.

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

What you can learn.

  • Learn the basics of three-act structure and how screenplays use it to tell stories
  • Develop a powerful logline to help you identify the essence of your script
  • Respond to writing prompts and exercises to refine and enrich your story
  • Workshop ideas and drafts in a supportive, encouraging environment

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 strong outline and 2) get personalized feedback on your work. A series of writing exercises and assignments help you master the basics of screenwriting, especially the all-important screenplay structure, while also exploring scene development, characterization, and dialogue. Boil down your story into a one-sentence logline and then expand that into a complete outline for a feature-length script. With a solid, entertaining outline in hand, you leave the workshop ready to conceptualize and begin work on your own script beyond the classroom.

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: Koji Steven Sakai
371167
Fee:
$985.00
129 days left. Enroll by Feb 26, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 non-refundable. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
Refunds only available from November 04, 2019 to January 29, 2020
Schedule
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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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