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

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. 
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.

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

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
-
Instructor: Kevin Kelton
371452
Fee:
$695.00
25 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2020
See Details
Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2020
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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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Eric Abrams
371449
Fee:
$665.00
25 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2020
See Details
Notes

No meeting February 26, 2020.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 8, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Jan 15, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Jan 22, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Jan 29, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Feb 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Feb 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Feb 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Mar 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Mar 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Wed Mar 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343

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