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
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Online
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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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Andrew Knauer
398334
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

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

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 July 24, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) BIRD BY BIRD: SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON WRITING AND LIFE by LAMOTT, ANNE
(Optional) CUT TO THE CHASE: WRITING FEATURE FILMS WITH THE PROS AT UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM by VENIS, LINDA
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jul 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Jul 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Jul 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Jul 31, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Aug 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Aug 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Aug 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Aug 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Sep 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Wed Sep 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Elie El Choufany
398338
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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

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 July 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by CAMPBELL, JOSEPH
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Wed Jul 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Jul 31, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Aug 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Wed Sep 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Thursday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Daniel Sussman
398355
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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

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 July 25, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
STORY: SUBSTANCE STRUCTURE STYLE AND THE PRINCIPLES OF SCREENWRITING by MCKEE, ROBERT
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Jul 11, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 18, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 25, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 1, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 8, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 15, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 22, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 29, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 5, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 12, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tuesday 4:00PM - 7:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Matthew Harrison
398361
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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

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 July 23, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
SAVE THE CAT by SNYDER, BLAKE
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Tue Jul 9, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 16, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 23, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 30, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 6, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 13, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 20, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 27, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Sep 3, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Sep 10, 2024
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Canceled
See Details
398362
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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

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 July 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) THE ANATOMY OF STORY: 22 STEPS TO BECOMING A MASTER STORYTELLER by TRUBY, JOHN
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Tue Jul 2, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 9, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 16, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 23, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jul 30, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 6, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 13, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 20, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Aug 27, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Sep 3, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Canceled
See Details
398363
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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

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 July 20, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Sat Jul 6, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 13, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 20, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Jul 27, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 3, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 10, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 17, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 24, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Aug 31, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Sat Sep 7, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
398328
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

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

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 live 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 July 24, 2024
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 VENIS, LINDA
(Optional) ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE by GOLDMAN, WILLIAM
(Optional) MAKING MOVIES by LUMET, SIDNEY
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
398329
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

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

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 live 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 July 24, 2024
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 VENIS, LINDA
THE ARTIST'S WAY : 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by CAMERON, JULIA

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