Writing the One-Hour Pilot I

SCRIPT X 422.3

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

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 the 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. 
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 421.3 Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec I and SCRIPT X 421.4 Beginning Writing for the One-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.

Available
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Laurence Walsh-Hodson
373152
Fee:
$695.00
1 day left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2020
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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.

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

Canceled
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Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Cynthia Hsiung
373151
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes

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 14, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Location
Discussion
Tue Mar 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue Apr 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue Apr 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue Apr 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue Apr 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue May 5, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue May 12, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue May 19, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue May 26, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333
Discussion
Tue Jun 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2333

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