Listen to industry speakers on how to thrive in the TV writing business
Learn techniques to revise your script into stronger and stronger drafts
Refine your story idea to maximize impact and enhance character
About this course:
Mirroring the process that professionals undergo in current half-hour series production, this course guides you to write a solid first draft of your script and work on polishing it. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed and then write your script--focusing on capturing the essence of the show through its act structure, plot and story, multiple storylines, characters, scenes, and dialogue. On the business side, you learn how to develop your career game plan and hear from industry guest speakers on the business of the half-hour comedy. Students must bring a complete outline to the first class. All student projects must focus on current shows; animation is okay, no pilots.
SCRIPT X 421.1N Half-Hour TV Intensive I; SCRIPT X 421.1 Half-Hour TV I; or equivalent.
No meetings November 27 & 28, 2021. Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. 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.
No refunds after October 29, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.