Writing the One-Hour Pilot I

FILM TV X 442.1

Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.

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Online
Classroom
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Turn your pilot idea into a solid one-hour series with potential for many episodes
  • Develop a cast of compelling characters that viewers will follow
  • Write a full beat outline for the series's pilot episode
  • Begin writing your original pilot script

About this course:

Anyone who wants to work as a professional television writer has to be able to submit top-notch original material to agents and showrunners. In this fast-paced course, you take your idea for a one-hour TV series and turn it into an outline, write intensively, and get feedback from the instructor and fellow participants every week. Throughout this process, you learn how to envision the world of your show, create characters and conflict, build a storytelling engine, and nail down your show's structure, tone, story, and act breaks. 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 one-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 One-Hour Pilot I.

X 430.4 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I and X 431.4 Beginning Writing for the One-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.

Wait List
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Instructor: Erica Byrne
363769
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 2. 

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.

Wait List
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Douglas Steinberg
363771
Fee:
$665.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 12, 2018.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after September 26, 2018. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 26, 2018
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Discussion
Mon Sep 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Oct 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Oct 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Oct 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Oct 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Oct 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Nov 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Nov 12, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Nov 19, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Nov 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152
Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall A152

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