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 $695.00
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.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Tony DuShane
384189
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This 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 January 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Save The Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
(Optional) Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting by William Goldman
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
384190
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This 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 January 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program by Linda Venis (Editor)
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Janna King
384193
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This 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 January 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book Title: The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller by John Truby
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Laurence Rosenthal
384146
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2022
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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 January 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Ryan Ward
384186
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Jan 13, 2022
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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 January 27, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
(Optional) The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lagos Egri
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jan 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Jan 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Feb 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Mar 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Cindy Davis
384188
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Jan 15, 2022
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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 January 29, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Jan 15, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 22, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 29, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Feb 26, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 5, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 12, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 19, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
384137
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 11, 2022
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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 January 25, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Discussion
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B

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