Feature Film II

SCRIPT X 410.2

Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.

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Fall
Winter
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Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn professional film script format
  • Understand the basics of script writing structure
  • Lay the groundwork for a complete feature film screenplay
  • Create vivid characters and realistic conflict

About this course:

This second in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film script has you hit the ground running. You begin by pitching your story based on your outline and revising it to make sure the premise can carry the entire movie. Armed with a workable outline, you then flesh it out into either a beat sheet or treatment (at the instructor's discretion) and begin writing your screenplay. Personalized feedback along with mini-lectures on key craft points, including character development, story structure, and conflict, help you to meet the course goal, which is to write Act I (approximately 30 pages). May be repeated for credit. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 410.1 Feature Film I. Students must bring a four-to-five-page outline they created in Feature Film I to first class meeting and be prepared to pitch it.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Valerie Brandy
384199
Fee:
$695.00
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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.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Jon Bernstein
384201
Fee:
$695.00
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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) Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program by Linda Venis (Editor)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Kate Marciniak
386144
Fee:
$695.00
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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.
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
384195
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 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
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jan 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Jan 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Feb 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Discussion
Wed Feb 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Discussion
Wed Feb 23, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Discussion
Wed Mar 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Discussion
Wed Mar 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Wed Mar 16, 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
384197
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meetings January 17; February 21, 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 January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jan 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jan 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Jan 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Feb 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Feb 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Feb 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Mar 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Mar 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Mon Mar 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

Spring 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
385668
Fee:
$695.00
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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 April 20, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Tony DuShane
385669
Fee:
$695.00
Onlineformat icon
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 April 20, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: Save The Cat by Blake Snyder
-
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
385660
Fee:
$695.00
Remoteformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting Apr. 16.

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 April 16, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Apr 2, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Apr 9, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Apr 23, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Apr 30, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 7, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 14, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 21, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat May 28, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jun 4, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Sat Jun 11, 2022
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Ryan Ward
385662
Fee:
$695.00
Remoteformat icon
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 April 21, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 14, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Apr 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu May 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jun 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
385659
Fee:
$695.00
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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 April 19, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue Apr 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue Apr 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue Apr 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue May 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue May 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue May 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue May 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue May 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166
Discussion
Tue Jun 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Royce Hall 166

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