One-Hour TV Intensive I

SCRIPT X 421.3N

Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.

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Remote
Starting at $695.00
As few as 5 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Follow the process used in writers’ rooms to develop an original spec script for an existing series
  • How to develop an airtight story and outline with five to six acts appropriate for one-hour episodes
  • Develop three story documents, including an outline you can turn into a script draft
  • Identify how to employ the tools of storytelling to meet the demands of writing for television

About this course:

One-hour network and cable dramas have never been better, and the key to creating a strong hour-long spec script--regardless of the genre or outlet--is an airtight story and outline. In this intensive workshop, you learn how to turn the classic three-act story structure (beginning-middle-end) into a five or six act show, and more specifically how to use the tools of storytelling in a way that meets the demands of an existing one-hour television show. You make use of the time, effort, and creative resources involved in writing an hour-long episode of television, up to the point of completion of the outline and just prior to writing an actual script. In short, the hard part. By the end of the course, students have written three complete story documents, a blended story document, and a complete outline that allows them to easily construct an episode of television. This is modeled on the process used in countless writer's rooms. All student projects must focus on current one-hour shows; no pilots.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday, Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Richard Manning
384236
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Inside the Room by Venis, Linda, ed.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Discussion
Tue Jan 11, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 12, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jan 18, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 19, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jan 25, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Jan 26, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 1, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 2, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 8, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 9, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online

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