Half-Hour TV III

SCRIPT X 422.1

Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the teaser pages of your script.

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In Person
Live Online
Online
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Turn an original comedy idea into a new series
  • Break stories with other writers like professionals do
  • Develop a compelling story with memorable characters
  • Write a full episode outline and 10 pages of your pilot

About this course:

Television executives and showrunners want to read original pilots that demonstrate your unique voice and comedic sensibilities. This workshop shows you how to take your original comedy idea and develop a strong story, rife with memorable characters and even funnier jokes. Breaking story in the style of a real writer's room, you develop a compelling story, brainstorm and support another's vision. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline and a critique of the beginning pages of your original half-hour pilot script. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.1 Half-Hour TV I and SCRIPT X 421.2 Half-Hour TV II; or SCRIPT X 421.1N Half-Hour TV Intensive I and SCRIPT X 421.2N Half-Hour TV Intensive II; or department approval.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
See Details
Instructor: Chip Pope
396721
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood , UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

No meeting May 27.

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 April 22, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) SAVE THE CAT!® WRITES FOR TV : THE LAST BOOK ON CREATING BINGE-WORTHY CONTENT YOU'LL EVER NEED by NASH, JAMIE
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Discussion
Mon Apr 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon Apr 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon Apr 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon May 6, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon May 13, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon May 20, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon Jun 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon Jun 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Discussion
Mon Jun 17, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Danny Kallis
396722
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting April 23.

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 April 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Tue Apr 2, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Apr 9, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Apr 16, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Apr 30, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue May 7, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue May 14, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue May 21, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue May 28, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jun 4, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Tue Jun 11, 2024
5:00PM PT - 8:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Canceled
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Instructor: Jim Staahl
396723
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 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 May 01, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) THE COMIC TOOLBOX : HOW TO BE FUNNY EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT by VORHAUS, JOHN
(Optional) WRITING TELEVISION SITCOMS : REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THE GO-TO GUIDE by SMITH, EVAN S.
THE HOLLYWOOD STANDARD : THE COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO SCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE by RILEY CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTOPHER, RILEY, CHRISTOPHER

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Danny Kallis
397900
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood , Remote Classroom
Notes

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

This hybrid section is made up of In Person and Live Online instruction.

International Students: This hybrid section is considered in person for immigration purposes.

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
Discussion
Wed Jul 24, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Discussion
Wed Jul 31, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Discussion
Wed Aug 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Discussion
Wed Aug 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Discussion
Wed Aug 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Discussion
Wed Aug 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
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
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Andrew Osborne
397901
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 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.

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