Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop

FILM TV X 432.4B
For advanced writers, this course teaches you to craft a series-ready one hour pilot with vivid characters in a fully realized story world.
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Classroom
Starting at $755.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you will learn.

  • Develop a drama series premise that is uniquely your own
  • Learn what networks seek in new programming
  • Structure your pilot episode and develop memorable characters
  • Establish ongoing series elements from page 1

About this course:

In today's market, a good original pilot is an essential sample. Neither pure episodes nor stand-alone screenplays, one-hour pilots nevertheless must have the feeling of both--all in 55-60 pages. This workshop guides you to develop a drama series 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 pilot that effectively establishes ongoing series elements while bringing your characters to life. This course counts toward the four-course Writer's Fellowship Prep Series.
Suggested Prerequisites

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

Spec script or original pilot submittal is required.

Spring 2019 Schedule

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: Douglas Steinberg
366965
Fee:
$755.00
19 days left. Enroll by Apr 11, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. $100 non-refundable until April 4; no refund thereafter.

Restricted Course. Discount exempt.

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

Submission materials and application fees must be received by the extended deadline of 9:00AM (PST), March 25, 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 4, 2019
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu May 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu May 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Jun 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292
Discussion
Thu Jun 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2292

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