One-Hour TV III

SCRIPT X 422.3

Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.

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

What you can learn.

  • Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
  • Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
  • Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
  • Begin writing your original pilot script

About this course:

Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process, you learn how to envision the world of your show; create characters and conflict; build a storytelling engine; and nail down your show's structure, tone, story and act breaks. By the end of the course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline and a critique of the first ten pages of your original one-hour pilot script. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.3 One-Hour TV I and SCRIPT X 421.4 One-Hour TV II; or SCRIPT X 421.3N One-Hour TV Intensive I and SCRIPT X 421.4N One-Hour TV Intensive II; or department approval.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Ruth Fowler
396724
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting April 23.

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 23, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) INSIDE THE ROOM : WRITING TELEVISION WITH THE PROS AT UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM by VENIS, LINDA
(Optional) THE WRITERS' ROOM SURVIVAL GUIDE : DON'T SCREW UP THE LUNCH ORDER AND OTHER KEYS TO A HAPPY WRITERS' ROOM by LEVY, NICEOLE
(Optional) RUNNING THE SHOW : TELEVISION FROM THE INSIDE by MELVOIN, JEFF
WRITING THE TV DRAMA SERIES : HOW TO SUCCEED AS A PROFESSIONAL WRITER IN TV by DOUGLAS, PAMELA
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue Apr 16, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue Apr 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue May 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue May 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue May 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue May 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue Jun 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue Jun 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Discussion
Tue Jun 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
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Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Philip Hoover
396725
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
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.
(Optional) INSIDE THE ROOM : WRITING TELEVISION WITH THE PROS AT UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM by VENIS, LINDA
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.
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Joan Weiss
396726
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 April 24, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH!T : WHY THAT IS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT by PRESSFIELD, STEVEN
(Optional) INSIDE THE ROOM : WRITING TELEVISION WITH THE PROS AT UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM by VENIS, LINDA

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Ed Horowitz
397902
Fee:
$720.00
In Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

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 July 23, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jul 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Jul 16, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Jul 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Jul 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Aug 6, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Aug 13, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Aug 20, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Aug 27, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Sep 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Discussion
Tue Sep 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Gail Gilchriest
397903
Fee:
$720.00
Live Onlineformat icon
Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

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 July 25, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Jul 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Jul 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 1, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Aug 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Online
Thu Sep 12, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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