One-Hour TV V

SCRIPT X 422.10

Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed

Hybrid (Remote)
Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
  • Review the standards for a strong, professional pilot or an effective spec
  • Analyze your script drafts to identity areas of strength and opportunities for improvement
  • Engage in focused rewriting as part of a larger revision plan
  • Hone your premise and further develop characters, conflicts, and craft elements like dialogue and scenework

About this course:

Whether you've written a pilot or a spec of an existing 1-hour drama, your goal is the same: to dig deeper, raise the stakes higher, stretch your characters further to make your script one that will leave an indelible mark on its readers. If you're writing a pilot, have you introduced us to characters and situations that we want to come back to week after week? If you're writing a spec of an existing show, have you been true to the characters and situations as we know them, and still told a story that is somehow new? In this course, you review the choices your characters make, the consequences of those choices, and how to make those consequences more dramatic. You look at your actions, your pacing, your tension and your stakes, among other things. The goal: to improve your script until it's a story that demands the reader's attention.
SCRIPT X 422.4 One-Hour TV IV, SCRIPT X 422.4N One-Hour TV Intensive IV, or SCRIPT X 422.8 Dramedy TV IV, or department approval.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Instructor: Jacqueline Zambrano
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 18, 2023
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

This a hybrid (Remote) format course which combines asynchronous online instruction with semi-regular, required live meetings held on Zoom. Please see the course syllabus for specifics. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat Jan 28, 2023
1:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sat Feb 4, 2023
1:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sat Feb 11, 2023
1:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sat Mar 11, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Sat Mar 18, 2023
1:00PM PT - 4:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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