Adaptation for Screenwriters I

FILM TV X 450.1
Learn how screenwriters can adapt literary work into scripts in the first of a two-part series.
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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify a powerful source text ripe for adaptation in a visual medium
  • Create an outline for your script as you learn to make adaptation choices
  • Develop skills essential to successful, popular adaptations that speak to audiences

About this course:

The first part in a two-part sequence designed for writers who want to focus on adapting literary material, fiction or nonfiction, into films and television pilots. The goal is to help you develop the skills associated with adaptation so vital in the current industry and your unique voice and style. This course will introduce screenwriters, writers of fiction and drama, and creators of new media to the aesthetic and techniques of creating visual, dramatically compelling scripts. Your major project is to complete and polish an outline and the opening scene of your script, based on a public domain material from literary, theatrical, mythical, and traditional sources. The participant may also work other available material including biographies, fact-based and personal material. In addition, you learn how to source for original material and the attaining of rights, including life rights. The scripts can be preparation for Adaptation II in which full-length features and television pilots will be developed and written.

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Adaptation for Screenwriters I.

X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I, or equivalent.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Warren Lewis
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Fee:
$575.00
57 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 15, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Jan 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Discussion
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
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Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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