Ultimate Character Creation

SCRIPT X 464.5E

Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.

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In-Person
Starting at $720.00
As few as 12 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify what makes characters compelling and unforgettable
  • Dive into writing unlikeable characters and villains, and strong supporting characters
  • Focus on key scenes that reveal deep character traits
  • Learn to craft backstory, psychology, and motivation into each character you write

About this course:

Having a great story is crucial, but the key to selling your screenplay is character. You must have great characters. In this class, you learn how to create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play (the real secret to selling and getting your screenplay made!). In this course, you analyze great movie characters, focusing on key scenes that make us fall in love with a character; examine unlikable characters, villains, and supporting characters; also, dive into narrative function, character arc, backstory, psychology and motivation, personality, and body language. Step by step, you build your characters through the use of weekly assignments, including exercises, worksheets, and scene writing, giving you the ultimate toolbox for creating truly great characters every time.

Fall 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
388748
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

No meetings October 5 & November 23.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time 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 October 05, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 21, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Sep 28, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Oct 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Oct 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Oct 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Nov 2, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Nov 9, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Nov 16, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Nov 30, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156
Discussion
Wed Dec 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2156

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