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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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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. 
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 421.1 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Jim Staahl
369863
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 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.

Enrollment Closed
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Eric Abrams
369862
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting Nov. 30.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 03, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Sep 28, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Oct 5, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Oct 12, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Oct 19, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Oct 26, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Nov 2, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Nov 9, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Nov 16, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Nov 23, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Dec 7, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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