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.

Winter 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: Matt Witten
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Fee:
$755.00
63 days left. Enroll by Jan 17, 2019
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Notes

Restricted Course. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY DISCOUNTS.

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

Enrollment limited to 12 students. $100 nonrefundable. Internet access required.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 10th, 9:00 AM (PST). Materials must be received by that time in order to be considered by the instructor. There is no fee to apply.

Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:

Click on “Enroll” then follow the prompts to check out and create a new account, or enter your information as a returning student. 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. Since enrollment is restricted there are no applicable discountable promos available for this course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1 to 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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2019
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265
Discussion
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 1265

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