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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Classroom
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. 
Suggested Prerequisites

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

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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
-
Instructor: Jim Staahl
371487
Fee:
$695.00
25 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2020
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: Jeffrey Kahn
371486
Fee:
$665.00
24 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1343

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