Writing for Television|
This demanding, writing-intensive course focuses on 1) the creative development of a script, individually and collaboratively; 2) scene structure, character development, plot, form and formula, dialogue, the role of narrative and narrator; 3) understanding the working and business of television. Each student will conceive of, synopsize and pitch a story idea with their "producing partners," to "network executives." Each student will also serve as producer and as an executive for others. After absorbing the feedback, students will construct a detailed beat outline and will turn in an original script at the end of the semester.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Writing
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(FILM-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin, SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION WRITING
TV glossary handout
|Examination and Assignments: |
We will all read six pilot scripts, three shows that went to series, three that did not. Teams of students will present and discuss the scripts, with an eye to improving them. Treatment. Outline. Screenplay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
By permission of instructor with writing sample and short cover letter describing interest in the course. If suitable writing sample -- no more than 10 pages -- attach to cover letter.
|Instructor(s): Bloom,Amy B. Times: .....F. 09:30AM-11:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 16
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|