Writing the First Screenplay II

SCRIPT X 410.2

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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Fall
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Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 410.1 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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Wait List
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
373010
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Michael Janover
373011
Fee:
$695.00
1 day left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
375031
Fee:
$695.00
1 day left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Philip Eisner
373009
Fee:
$665.00
2 days left. Enroll by Apr 2, 2020
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Please note: Due to adjustments made to the Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Apr 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 9, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 16, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Apr 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu May 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Thu Jun 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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

Canceled
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Saturday 10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA Extension DTLA
Instructor: Tony DuShane
373008
Fee:
$665.00
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No meeting May 23.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 09, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Apr 4, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat Apr 11, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat Apr 18, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat Apr 25, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat May 2, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat May 9, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat May 16, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat May 30, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat Jun 6, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B
Discussion
Sat Jun 13, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 101B

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