Film and TV Writing
- Develops Skills for Film and TV Screenwriting
- Provides Tips on Selling Your Work
- Explores Job Opportunities in the Field
These courses provide you with the specialized skills needed to write a screenplay or a pilot for a film or television series. Through hands-on exercises you will gain an understanding of how the written word is translated to the screen, while becoming familiar with structure, characterization, dialogue, and scene-writing techniques. In addition, you will learn about the business aspects of the field—how to sell your writing and get your screenplay or script produced.
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Study TV scripts by award-winning writers, and then write a spec TV script of your own.
Learn how the services provided by managers, agents, and lawyers differ and how these keys figures can help to launch your film or TV writing career.
Gain insights into the world of television writing by experiencing how actors, producers, and directors work.
Learn the basics of dramatic writing for film and TV, with an emphasis on character-driven stories generally found in independent cinema and TV.
Learn how to write effective film and television reviews and how to market them.
Each week, watch and discuss a Coen brothers’ film, and then complete a screenwriting exercise inspired by what you saw.
Explore the development process of award-winning screenplays, as they transform from script to screen to Oscar winner.
Read screenplays that have appeared on The Black List, an annual ranking of the best scripts that have not yet been made into feature films.
As an amateur or professional writer for television, take your writing project to the next level.
Learn all you need to fully develop and professionally present your idea for a continuing or limited series for cable, network, or the web.