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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Classroom
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 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. 
Suggested Prerequisites

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

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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Instructor: Erica Byrne
371591
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: Richard Manning
371590
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
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Discussion
Tue Jan 7, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Jan 14, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Jan 21, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Jan 28, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Feb 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Feb 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Feb 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Feb 25, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Mar 3, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110
Discussion
Tue Mar 10, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 110

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