Writing the Half-Hour Pilot I

SCRIPT X 422.1

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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Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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 beginning pages of your original half-hour pilot script. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.1 Beginning Writing for the Half-Hour Spec I and SCRIPT X 421.2 Beginning Writing the Half-Hour Spec II, or equivalent, or department approval.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Canceled
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Bill Taub
373137
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.
Book: Automatic Pilot by Bill Taub

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

Available
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Saturday 10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Eric Abrams
373121
Fee:
$665.00
4 days left. Enroll by Apr 4, 2020
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Notes

No meeting May 23.

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 18, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Apr 4, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Apr 11, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Apr 18, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Apr 25, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat May 2, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat May 9, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat May 16, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat May 30, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jun 6, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jun 13, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Online

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