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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Starting at $575.00
11 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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Warren Lewis
363800
Fee:
$575.00
41 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 12, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 26. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 26, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Mon Sep 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Oct 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Oct 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Nov 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Nov 12, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Nov 19, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Mon Nov 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329

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