Advanced TV Series Showrunning

FILM TV X 459.1
Learn how successful showrunners manage their series in this practical course taking you behind the scenes of today’s TV landscape.
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Classroom
Starting at $755.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Get focused training on how successful showrunners manage their series
  • Develop a Series Bible with plot summary and series arc to crystallize your series idea
  • Learn to negotiate between studio, network, and/or distributor for your show’s benefit
  • Get tips on supervising writers and making your room a cohesive team

About this course:

There is currently high demand for skilled showrunners, the person who generally creates the series, writes the pilot, sells the series, and stays on to run the series. In this course, you gain access to the process from the first pilot script to getting the budget to send it to pilot, with the goal of ultimately getting picked up for a series. As the overall success of the series depends on both creative and business acumen, you also gain insight into the negotiation process with the studio, network, or distributor. You learn how to staff writers and break stories; run the writers' room; pull the production team together; work with rotational directors, production heads of departments, editors, and other matters of post-production—making sure all episodes are consistent and reflect the overall series arc—all while managing relationships with the network, studio, and broadcasters. Your final project will be to hand in your Series Bible complete with pilot summary and series arc. Guest speakers from the industry share inside knowledge and examples so you can plan your path to success as a showrunner.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Advanced TV Series Showrunning.

Half-Hour or One-Hour original pilot script submittal required.

Summer 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Cynthia Hsiung
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Fee:
$755.00
43 days left. Enroll by Jul 3, 2019
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Notes

Restricted Course. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Not eligible for any discounts. Internet Access Required.

Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.

Half-hour or one-hour original pilot script submission required.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 10th, 9:00 AM (PDT). Materials must be received by that time 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. In the event you are notified about an available seat in the advanced course, you can transfer in at that time, provided your current enrolled course is not beyond the refund deadline. ***Also note: onsite student recipients of the UCLA Extension grant program are not eligible for transfers so please plan accordingly. We strongly encourage selecting a non-restricted course to ensure your enrollment this quarter.***

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 26, 2019
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Jul 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Jul 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Jul 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Jul 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Jul 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Aug 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Aug 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Aug 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
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Wed Aug 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Sep 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325

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