Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec II

SCRIPT X 421.2

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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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.1 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Teri Brown-Jackson
377478
Fee:
$695.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Kevin Kelton
378417
Fee:
$695.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is taught asynchronously and fully online using Canvas. Sessions run weekly and there are no requirements to attend live, virtual meetings.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Eric Abrams
377477
Fee:
$665.00
36 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2021
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Notes

No meeting Feb. 20

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 9, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 16, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 23, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 30, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 6, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 13, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 27, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 6, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 13, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 20, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online

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