How to Write, Funny, Compelling Dialogue that Doesn't Suck

SCRIPT X 464.11E

Learn how masterful screenwriters put realistic words into their characters’ mouths in this course dedicated to the art and craft of dialogue.

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Classroom
Starting at $475.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

About this course:

Great, funny, compelling dialogue is easier than you think. It comes when you focus on one single thing: your moral premise. There’s a vice and a virtue ready to argue with each other, and funny lines arrive when you see the strengths and weaknesses in your argument. In this workshop, you learn how screenplay structure can be dialogue’s best friend, how to write great dialogue by drawing from your worst life moments, and how to be a ruthless editor. You also learn how to avoid dialogue pitfalls like wordiness, clunkiness, ambivalence, and wishy-washiness. By the end of the course, you write dialogue that cracks like a whip.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Michael Jann
371606
Fee:
$475.00
52 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204D

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