Originals, Remakes, and Rip-Offs

SCRIPT X 464.12E

How many times have you seen a disappointing remake or rip-off of a great film or TV show and wondered, what went wrong? Why, in telling the same tale, did some writing choices work so well, while others, treading the…

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Examine multiple approaches to telling the same story to see what key elements led to success or failure
  • Review structure, dialogue, theme, and character and their impact on overall quality
  • Identify components of powerful screen storytelling
  • Hone story analysis skills prized in the film and TV industries

About this course:

How many times have you seen a disappointing remake or rip-off of a great film or TV show and wondered, what went wrong? Why, in telling the same tale, did some writing choices work so well, while others, treading the same narrative territory, fell flat? While casting, direction and production can certainly have an influence in a film’s success or failure to achieve its goals, more often than not, it comes down to story and the decisions made in the writing. In this course you review original films and TV shows and their remakes (and sometimes rip-off versions), to analyze the story elements of structure, dialogue, theme, and character. We discuss what made one approach work and another version miss making the same tale compelling. Honing the ability to spot story strengths and weakness is the same skill-set employed in writing coverage which, when done well, is a valued skill in the industry.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Brooks Wachtel
379469
Fee:
$665.00
32 days left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2021
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Thu Apr 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
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Thu Apr 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thu May 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thu May 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thu May 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thu May 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Thu Jun 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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