Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot: Advanced Workshop

FILM TV X 432.6B

A key component of every television writing portfolio is an original writing sample which illustrates both the "voice" and saleable capabilities of a new writer. This workshop guides you to develop a half-hour…

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Starting at $775.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

About this course:

A key component of every television writing portfolio is an original writing sample which illustrates both the "voice" and saleable capabilities of a new writer. This workshop guides you to develop a half-hour premise that combines your original vision with a network's likely requirements. From the idea to pilot story structure and finished script, your goal is to create a half-hour comedy pilot that effectively establishes ongoing series elements while bringing your characters to life. This course is open to those who wish to write animated pilots as well as live action.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot: Advanced Workshop.

Submit a half-hour spec script or original pilot; for instructions on submitting a script click here.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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: Barry Vigon
367406
Fee:
$775.00
49 days left. Enroll by Apr 9, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. $100 non-refundable until April 2; no refund thereafter.

Restricted Course. Discount exempt.

Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective. Internet access required.

Course may be taken as a certificate program core requirement or elective.

Submission materials and application fees must be received by the deadline of 9:00AM (PST), March 4, 2019 in order to be considered.

Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on the name and registration # of your desired course below. Either log in with your existing student account and then “Enroll”, or click “Enroll” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
  2. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  3. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.

NOTE: despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance. 

Contact:
Jeffrey Bonnett
(310) 206-1542
JBonnett@unex.ucla.edu

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 2, 2019
Course Requirements
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Discussion
Tue Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Discussion
Tue Apr 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Tue Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Tue Apr 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Tue May 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Tue May 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Discussion
Tue May 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
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Tue May 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Discussion
Tue Jun 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329
Discussion
Tue Jun 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1329

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