Writing the First Screenplay III

FILM TV X 440C
Tackle writing the second act of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Continue an in-progress script by writing the second act
  • Build realistic main and secondary characters
  • Refine scenes and put them into sequences
  • Develop successful screenwriting habits

About this course:

The third in a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, this course focuses on the greatest challenge facing screenwriters: writing the second act. As you write these crucial 60 pages, you refine your story outline; flesh out main and secondary characters; continue to develop the art of the scene as it pertains to type, choice, structure, and placement; and begin to discover each character's unique voice. You also learn the habits you need to sustain the work of writing a screenplay. The goal is to write Act II. May be repeated for credit.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I and X 440B Writing the First Screenplay II. Students must bring their beat sheets or treatments and Act I to the first class meeting and be prepared to write.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Instructor: Ernie Contreras
364686
Fee:
$695.00
52 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 14, 2019
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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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
364685
Fee:
$665.00
51 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
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Discussion
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343

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