Feature Film I

SCRIPT X 410.1

Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.

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Fall
Winter
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Online
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Starting at $720.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Create and evaluate movie story ideas
  • Design fully realized characters
  • Chart a complex, unique plot
  • Write compelling film scenes
  • Complete a 4-5 page feature film outline

About this course:

The first in a four-part sequence designed to take you through the full process of writing a feature film screenplay, this course grounds you in the key craft elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre and dialogue and shows you how they work together to grip an audience's emotions. You learn how to create and evaluate story ideas, explore how characters' inner wants and immediate goals shape and drive a screenplay's action, see what constitutes compelling plots and subplots and learn how to construct a scene. Throughout the course, you complete a series of exercises which serves as the basis for your script outline—a prose description of your screenplay. The course goal is to learn how to write effective, compelling scenes and to create a four-to-five-page outline that clearly delineates your script's beginning, middle and end. The ability to write an effective outline is a critical skill for the professional screenwriter, serves as the basis for most pitches, and is required for admission into SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
See Details
Instructor: Valerie Brandy
398329
Fee:
$720.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 31, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
CUT TO THE CHASE: WRITING FEATURE FILMS WITH THE PROS AT UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS' PROGRAM by VENIS, LINDA
THE ARTIST'S WAY : 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by CAMERON, JULIA

Fall 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Ed Horowitz
399542
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting Nov. 11 & 25.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 23, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Sep 30, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Oct 7, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Oct 14, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Oct 21, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Oct 28, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Nov 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Nov 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Dec 2, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
Discussion
Mon Dec 9, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 115
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
399543
Fee:
$720.00
In Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting on Nov. 26.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 15, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Oct 1, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Oct 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Oct 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Oct 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Oct 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Nov 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Nov 12, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Nov 19, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Dec 3, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
Discussion
Tue Dec 10, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119B
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Monday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Bornila Chatterjee
399544
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting on Nov. 11 & 25.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Mon Sep 30, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Oct 7, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Oct 14, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Oct 21, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Oct 28, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Nov 4, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Nov 18, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Dec 2, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Dec 9, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Mon Dec 16, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
-
Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Christine Shin
399545
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting Nov. 28.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 17, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Thu Oct 3, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Oct 10, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Oct 17, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Oct 24, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Oct 31, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Nov 7, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Nov 14, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Nov 21, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Dec 5, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Thu Dec 12, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
-
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Tonya Cannon
399547
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 19, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Sat Oct 5, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Oct 12, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Oct 19, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Oct 26, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Nov 2, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Nov 9, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Nov 16, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Nov 23, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Dec 7, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Sat Dec 14, 2024
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
-
Wednesday
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Warren Lewis
399550
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

No meeting Nov. 27.

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Online
Wed Oct 2, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Oct 9, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Oct 16, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Oct 23, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Oct 30, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Nov 6, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Nov 13, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Nov 20, 2024
6:00AM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Dec 4, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Online
Wed Dec 11, 2024
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Alys Murray
399551
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
399553
Fee:
$720.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required live class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 16, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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