Writing for Television II|
Spring 2019 not offered
FILM 459, WRCT 263|
|Certificates: Writing, Writing|
This advanced course requires that each student act as writer, producer/network executive, and lead discussant on one of the professional scripts we read. Students will be responsible for two meetings with the professor during the semester, two to three meetings with their producing partners, and one meeting with their actors (who will perform a short scene from the student's script at the end of the semester). Each student will conceive of and pitch three story ideas in the first classes, winnowing down to one idea for which they will write a story area, an outline, and a final script (which will go through three major revisions). Students are expected to come to class with a background in creative writing, focusing on character and dialogue as well as having completed one TV screenplay.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FILM-MN)
David Trottier, THE SCREENWRITER'S BIBLE
Pamela Douglas, TV DRAMA SERIES
Ellen Sandler, THE TV WRITER'S WORKBOOK
|Examination and Assignments: |
We all read six pilot scripts: two on the air, two cancelled, two that didn't get to pilot. Teams of students will present and discuss the scripts, with an eye to improving them. Students produce on schedule: Story Area. 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. Understanding the requirements and role of dialogue, character and plot
4. One of the following:
a. Completed a previous class in TV writing OR
b. Submit a completed TV script.
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