Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec II

FILM TV X 431.6
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Refine a script story idea
  • Write the first script draft
  • Master the three-act comedy structure
  • Map career building strategies

About this course:

This workshop guides you to write a solid draft spec script from your half-hour comedy outline and move as far ahead as you can in polishing it. You begin by reworking your outline to simplify your story, nail down the essence of your characters, focus and tighten scenes, create mood and pacing, and punch up dialogue from the blueprint you've created. You then move to the writing and polishing stage. On the business side, you deepen your knowledge of the current comedy series marketplace and map out basic career building strategies. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; no pilots. This course counts toward the 4-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec II.

X 430.6 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Claudia Grazioso
368477
Fee:
$695.00
38 days left. Enroll by Jun 26, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 1, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Ron McCants
368476
Fee:
$665.00
41 days left. Enroll by Jun 29, 2019
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Notes

No meeting August 31, 2019.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 4, 2019
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Discussion
Sat Jun 29, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Jul 6, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Jul 13, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Jul 20, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Jul 27, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Aug 3, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Aug 10, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Aug 17, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Aug 24, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Sat Sep 7, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343

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