Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I

FILM TV X 431.7
Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the first 10 pages of your script.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Turn an original comedy idea into a new series
  • Break stories with other writers like professionals do
  • Develop a compelling story with memorable characters
  • Write a full episode outline and 10 pages of your pilot

About this course:

Television executives and showrunners want to read original pilots that demonstrate your unique voice and comedic sensibilities. This workshop shows you how to take your original comedy idea and develop a strong story, rife with memorable characters and even funnier jokes. Breaking story in the style of a real writer's room, you develop a compelling story, brainstorm, and support another's vision. By the end of course, you have strong act breaks, a full beat outline, and a critique of the first 10 pages of your original half-hour pilot script. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Specialization.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

X 430.6 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I and X 431.6 Beginning Writing the Half-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
-
Instructor: Bill Taub
363765
Fee:
$695.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2. Internet access required.

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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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Kevin Kelton
363763
Fee:
$665.00
7 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 22, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 1, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 1, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278
Discussion
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1278

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