Feature Film III

SCRIPT X 410.3

Tackle writing a significant portion of Act II and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.

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Fall
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Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Continue an in-progress script by writing the second act
  • Build realistic main and secondary characters
  • Refine scenes and put them into sequences
  • Develop successful screenwriting habits

About this course:

The third in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, this course focuses on writing a significant portion of Act II. You also refine your story outline; flesh out main and secondary characters; continue to develop the art of the scene as it pertains to type, choice, structure and placement; and begin to discover each character's unique voice. You learn the habits you need to sustain the work of writing a screenplay. The goal is to write anywhere from 3-5 pages per week from beginning of Act II. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites

SCRIPT X 410.1 Feature Film I and SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II. Students must bring their beat sheets or treatments and Act I to the first class meeting and be prepared to write.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Available
See Details
398365
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting August 31, 2024.

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 20, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) SAVE THE CAT by SNYDER, BLAKE
(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
Sat Jul 6, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Jul 13, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Jul 20, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Jul 27, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Aug 3, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Aug 10, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Aug 17, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Aug 24, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Sep 7, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
Discussion
Sat Sep 14, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 208
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Koji Steven Sakai
398175
Fee:
$720.00
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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 24, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
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
Online
Wed Sep 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Steven Schwartz
398332
Fee:
$720.00
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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.
THE HOLLYWOOD STANDARD : THE COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO SCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE by RILEY CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTOPHER, RILEY, CHRISTOPHER
(Optional) ADVENTURES IN THE SCREEN TRADE by GOLDMAN, WILLIAM
(Optional) MAKING MOVIES by LUMET, SIDNEY

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