Writing the First Screenplay II

FILM TV X 440B
Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $575.00
10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn professional film script format
  • Understand the basics of script writing structure
  • Lay the groundwork for a complete feature film screenplay
  • Create vivid characters and realistic conflict

About this course:

This second in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film script has you hit the ground running. You begin by pitching your story based on your outline and revising it to make sure the premise can carry the entire movie. Armed with a workable outline, you then flesh it out into either a beat sheet or treatment (at the instructor's discretion) and begin writing your screenplay. Personalized feedback along with mini-lectures on key craft points, including character development, story structure, and conflict, help you to meet the course goal, which is to write Act I (approximately 30 pages). May be repeated for credit. This course counts toward the 4-course Writing and Directing Short Films Specialization.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the First Screenplay II.

X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I. Students must bring a four-to-five-page outline they created in Writing the First Screenplay I to first class meeting and be prepared to pitch it.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Ernie Contreras
363611
Fee:
$695.00
40 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
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Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
363613
Fee:
$695.00
40 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Ben van der Veen
363598
Fee:
$575.00
38 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 12, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 26, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 26, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Oct 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Oct 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Oct 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Oct 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Oct 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Nov 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Nov 12, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Nov 19, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Nov 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1264
Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: William Hasley
363601
Fee:
$575.00
40 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 21, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 28, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Oct 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Oct 10, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Oct 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Oct 31, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Nov 7, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Nov 14, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Nov 28, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Discussion
Wed Dec 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A46
Available
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Instructor: Julian Goldberger
363602
Fee:
$575.00
43 days left. Enroll by Sep 29, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 20, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 27, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Sep 29, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Oct 6, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Oct 13, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Oct 27, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Nov 3, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Nov 17, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Dec 1, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Discussion
Sat Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 109
Available
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Instructor: Marc Sedaka
363951
Fee:
$575.00
43 days left. Enroll by Sep 29, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 24, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after October 2, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Sep 29, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Oct 6, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Oct 13, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Oct 27, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Nov 3, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Nov 17, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Dec 1, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral
Discussion
Sat Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 205AB - Coldwater/Corral

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