Half-Hour TV Pilot Writing Pro-Series

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Take an original half-hour pilot from concept to completion in this intensive, small-group workshop for advanced writers.

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Classroom
Starting at $2,650.00
As few as 25 weeks
6.0

What you can learn.

  • Pitch your pilot idea and develop it into a viable original series concept
  • Develop essential story documents that help you realize your series vision
  • Draft and revise your script to enhance comedy, conflict, and audience impact
  • Learn about the market place for TV writers and how to get your work noticed

About this course:

In a highly focused and collaborative workshop environment, you take a concept for a half-hour television series and develop it through outline, the pitch, first draft, re-write, and the final product: a polished pilot script ready to take out to agents, producers, studios, and networks. You focus on complex characterization, structure, and the pilot story and potential for future episodes, and gain an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and where your series concept may be best suited, whether multi-camera, single-camera, dramedy, or animation. In addition, you pitch your ideas to guest professionals who give network level feedback.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Half-Hour TV Pilot Writing Pro-Series.

One writing sample consisting of your best completed half-hour television pilot, a one-two page personal statement, plus up to three loglines for a new project you wish to develop in the course. This is not a rewrite course. Participants will not be charged the full course fee unless they are selected for the series. Click "See Details" below for submission instructions.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Enrollment Closed
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Phil Kellard
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Fee:
$2,650.00
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Notes

No meetings Nov. 28; Feb. 13, 20, & 27.

Deadline for application is below, and there is a $10 non-refundable application fee. Restricted course; approval needed to enroll. Not eligible for any discounts. Enrollment limited to eight students. Visitors not permitted. No refund after enrolling.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO THIS COURSE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5:00 PM (PT) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL EXTENSION. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY ARE BELOW.

All submissions must include the following materials (Word Document or PDF):

1) A one-two page personal statement that includes your writing background, previous screenwriting courses taken.

2) One writing sample consisting of your best completed half-hour television pilot. (Note: participants in this pro-series work on a brand new script, not the one submitted for this application. No exceptions.)

3) Up to three loglines for a new project you wish to develop in the course.

To apply, click "add to cart" and proceed with check-out. You will only be charged the $10 application fee at this time. The full course fee will be due in its entirety should you choose to enroll based on your acceptance into the course. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 03, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Time
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Discussion
Thu Oct 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Oct 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Oct 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Oct 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Nov 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Nov 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Nov 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Dec 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Dec 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Dec 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1256
Discussion
Thu Jan 9, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Jan 16, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Jan 23, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Jan 30, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Feb 6, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Mar 5, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Mar 12, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Mar 19, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Mar 26, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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