Writing for Television|
Spring 2019 not offered
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, and the role of narrative and narrator; and (3) understanding the workings 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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(FILM-MN)
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: |
1. Permission of Instructor
2. Cover letter about your favorite television show as a child and currently
3. Creative writing sample
4. Understanding of rudiments of dialogue, character and plot
Please submit all application materials no later than November 11th.