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.
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.
Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, complete a solid short film script, and start planning how to film it.
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.
If you have written a first draft of a screenplay, then this intensive workshop can guide you through the crucial process of rewriting.
Each week, examine the screenplay of a movie that is shown in the next class, followed by lively discussions that touch on craft elements.
Hold a table read of your script by casting parts, reading sections aloud, and discussing what’s working and what isn’t.
Comedy is a craft that can be learned, and this course will teach you both time-tested comedy principles and current professional techniques.
Study classic films and discuss what makes dialogue authentic, and then write and workshop original scenes of your own.
Learn tools specific to writing an original pilot, whether a network procedural, a quirky web series, or an edgy comedy for cable or streaming.