Writing the First Screenplay IV

FILM TV X 440D
Finish the third act of your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 9 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Complete your feature film script draft
  • Polish dialogue and point of view
  • Learn to resolve the story's main and secondary conflicts
  • Develop effective revision skills
  • Understand the business of screenwriting

About this course:

In the last of a four-part sequence in writing a feature film screenplay, you reach FADE OUT. In the process of writing Act III, you home in on structuring conversations, explore how to maximize your story's visual implications, deepen scene writing skills, assemble scenes to form powerful sequences, ensure your script's central conflict is resolved, and work on theme and imagery. Also covered are revision techniques and the business aspects of feature film writing. The goal is to complete writing your first feature film script.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

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

Spring 2019 Schedule

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

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Ernie Contreras
366754
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 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.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
366753
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 7, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Tue Apr 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Apr 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Apr 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue May 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue May 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue May 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue May 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Discussion
Tue Jun 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284

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