One-Hour TV Spec Script Writing in a Month: Part 1

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Network and cable one-hour 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…

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Starting at $665.00
As few as 5 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Follow the process used in writers’ rooms to develop an original spec script for an existing series
  • Learn 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:

Network and cable one-hour 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 will have written three complete story documents, a blended story document, and a complete outline that will allow them to easily construct an episode of television. This is modeled on the process used in countless writers’ rooms. All student projects must focus on current one-hour shows; no pilots.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Sunday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Zac Hug
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Fee:
$665.00
14 days left. Enroll by Oct 6, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Advanced enrollment required; no admittance at the door.

No refund after October 5.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 5, 2018
Schedule
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Discussion
Sat Oct 6, 2018
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sun Oct 7, 2018
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sat Nov 3, 2018
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Sun Nov 4, 2018
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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