Feature Film I

SCRIPT X 410.1

Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
In-Person
Remote
Online
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Create and evaluate movie story ideas
  • Design fully realized characters
  • Chart a complex, unique plot
  • Write compelling film scenes
  • Complete a 4-5 page feature film outline

About this course:

The first in a four-part sequence designed to take you through the full process of writing a feature film screenplay, this course grounds you in the key craft elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre, and dialogue and shows you how they work together to grip an audience's emotions. You learn how to create and evaluate story ideas, explore how characters' inner wants and immediate goals shape and drive a screenplay's action, see what constitutes compelling plots and subplots, and learn how to construct a scene. Throughout the course, you complete a series of exercises which serves as the basis for your script outline—a prose description of your screenplay. The course goal is to learn how to write effective, compelling scenes and to create a four-to-five-page outline that clearly delineates your script's beginning, middle, and end. The ability to write an effective outline is a critical skill for the professional screenwriter, serves as the basis for most pitches, and is required for admission into SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Tonya Cannon
387707
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Oct 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Nov 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Jennifer Lee Loy
387922
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 11, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Oct 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Nov 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Wait List
See Details
Instructor: Christine Shin
387923
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting November 24, 2022. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Oct 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Oct 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Oct 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Oct 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Nov 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Nov 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Nov 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Dec 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Dec 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Rolla Selbak
387925
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 10, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Ben van der Veen
390280
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 10, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Oct 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Nov 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Jon Bernstein
387710
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
387712
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
390167
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Julia Camara
390310
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
387694
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 12, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Oct 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Oct 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Oct 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Oct 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Nov 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Nov 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Nov 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Dec 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Julian Goldberger
387695
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension DTLA
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 11, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Oct 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Oct 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Oct 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Oct 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Nov 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Nov 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Nov 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Nov 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Discussion
Tue Nov 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104

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