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
Remote
Online
Hybrid (In-Person)
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.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Donald Martin
387182
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 30, 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 July 14, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jun 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jul 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jul 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jul 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jul 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Aug 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Aug 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Aug 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Aug 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Sep 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Ben van der Veen
387184
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 27, 2022
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Notes

No meetings July 4; September 5, 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 July 11, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jun 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jul 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jul 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jul 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Aug 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Aug 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Aug 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Aug 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Aug 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Sep 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: William Hasley
387187
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
See Details
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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wednesday 4:00PM - 7:00PM PT
Wait List
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Instructor: Cindy Davis
387188
Fee:
$695.00
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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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jun 29, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 6, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 13, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 20, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jul 27, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 10, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 17, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 24, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Aug 31, 2022
4:00PM PT - 7:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
387189
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
387190
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Janna King
387192
Fee:
$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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 July 13, 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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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Julia Camara
387641
Fee:
$695.00
Onlineformat icon
ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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 July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Cut to the Chase by Editor: Linda Venis
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Ryan Ward
387849
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom , UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jun 28, 2022
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This a hybrid (In-Person) format course which combines asynchronous online instruction with semi-regular, required live meetings held in-person. Please see the course syllabus for specifics. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 12, 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
Tue Jun 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jul 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jul 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jul 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Jul 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Aug 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Aug 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Discussion
Tue Aug 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211

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