Advanced Sitcom Rewrite

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Take your previously written half-hour scripts and maximize their comedic potential in this advanced workshop focusing on story development.
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Classroom
Starting at $755.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Analyze your script to determine its potential for revision
  • Give and get feedback on other writers' scripts to deepen knowledge of structure and comedy
  • Edit your script to ensure each premise is fully realized

About this course:

If 90% of writing is rewriting, then 99% of television comedy writing is rewriting. And rewriting, for the most part, means fixing story problems and maximizing the comic potential of a story idea. Story development is such a complex set of ideas, even for working television writers and executives, that probably half the comedy episodes produced each year need to be rethought in whole or part after their table readings. And that is after weeks of the initial hard work of breaking the story and writing and rewriting the script. In this workshop, the goal is to take your previously written half-hour scripts, both originals and specs, that ultimately did not fulfill their comic ambitions, and determine where they fell short and make the necessary changes so that each premise is fully realized.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced Sitcom Rewrite.

Half-hour original pilot or spec script of an existing series submittal required. 

Fall 2018 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: Barry Vigon
363790
Fee:
$755.00
12 days left. Enroll by Oct 4, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students.

$100 nonrefundable until September 27; no refund thereafter.

The deadline to apply to this course has been extended. Materials must be received by Monday 9/24/18 in order to be considered by the instructor. There is no fee to apply.

Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:

Click on “Enroll” then follow the prompts to check out and create a new account, or enter your information as a returning student. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
  2. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  3. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.

NOTE: despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1 to 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
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Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Thu Dec 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264

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