Screenwriter's Lab: The New Method

FILM TV X 431.77
Learn the techniques of character-driven storytelling in this workshop focusing on the most in-demand skills for today's TV writers.
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Classroom
Starting at $665.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn tools to deepen characters and explain plot ideas
  • Find your unique voice as a writer to enhance your script writing
  • Learn to apply playwriting skills to the unique format of TV scripts
  • Watch actors perform your work to see your writing come to life

About this course:

Beau Willimon (creator and show runner, House of Cards), Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs, The Social Network), and Sheila Callaghan (writer and producer, Shameless) are among countless television and film writers who got their start in the theatre, and who continue to work in both disciplines. Agents and producers often read plays with the goal of finding a writer who excels at character-driven storytelling—which is at the heart of theatre. In this course, you learn tools to deepen your characters, expand on new plot ideas, and most importantly, find your unique voice as a writer. You first explore the fundamentals of play construction and writing techniques, writing frequently to master the art and craft of playwriting, culminating in a one-act play or one act of a play. You then learn to apply your new-found skills to your own film or TV script, and have the best 10 pages ready to be performed by actors in the final class.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Thursday, Saturday
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Leon Martell
364889
Fee:
$665.00
64 days left. Enroll by Jan 18, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 5, 2019
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Sat Mar 23, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Mar 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278

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