Inclusive Screenwriting

SCRIPT X 465.1E

While there are many ideas of what inclusion means in film and television, one thing is clear--the urgency for diverse voices and stories are on the forefront of entertainment. With hits like Black Panther and Crazy Rich…

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Classroom
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Review the history of underrepresented voices and stories to identify opportunities for your scripts
  • Learn how screenwriters can advocate to tell urgent and complex stories in a risk-averse industry
  • Identify how screenwriters write inclusively about communities of which they are and aren’t members
  • Imbue your script with rich details that invigorate your world and characters

About this course:

While there are many ideas of what inclusion means in film and television, one thing is clear--the urgency for diverse voices and stories are on the forefront of entertainment. With hits like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians in theaters and shows like Master of None, Black-ish, Orange is the New Black, and Transparent on television, the appetite for multi-ethnic casting and stories are in rising demand by studios. This workshop focuses on assigning your characters based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities and how that diversity adds dimension and drama to your story. The course also covers showing diversity through dialogue, the importance of research, and most importantly, how to stand your ground when stakeholders of your project may not understand your original vision. Toward the end of the course, special attention is paid to the problem of underrepresented writers in Hollywood and strategies of how you should navigate the tricky efforts of greater inclusion.

Spring 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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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Julia Camara
372830
Fee:
$665.00
44 days left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Wed Apr 1, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Apr 8, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Apr 15, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Apr 22, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Apr 29, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed May 6, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed May 13, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed May 20, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed May 27, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Wed Jun 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325

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