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.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Rolla Selbak
390528
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 11, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 25, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 11, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Apr 18, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Apr 25, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 2, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 9, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 16, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 23, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 30, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jun 6, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jun 13, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wednesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Elie El Choufany
390529
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 12, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 26, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Apr 12, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Apr 19, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Apr 26, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed May 3, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed May 10, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed May 17, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed May 24, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed May 31, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jun 7, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jun 14, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
390530
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 13, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 27, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 20, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 27, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 4, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 1, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 8, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 15, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: William Hasley
390652
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 13, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 27, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 13, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 20, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 27, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 4, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 11, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 18, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 25, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 1, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 8, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 15, 2023
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Tomás Romero
390767
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Apr 15, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. 

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 April 29, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Apr 15, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Apr 22, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Apr 29, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 6, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 13, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 20, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 27, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jun 3, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jun 10, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jun 17, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
390653
Fee:
$720.00
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ENROLL BY: Apr 12, 2023
See Details
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 April 26, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Roberto Marinas
390526
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Apr 12, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 26, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Apr 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Apr 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Apr 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed May 3, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed May 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed May 17, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed May 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed May 31, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Jun 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
Discussion
Wed Jun 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 3150
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Andrew Knauer
390527
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Apr 11, 2023
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

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 April 25, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Save The Cat by Blake Snyder
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue Apr 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue Apr 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue May 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue May 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue May 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue May 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue May 30, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue Jun 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160
Discussion
Tue Jun 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 160

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