Writing for Television II|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Writing Certificate|
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)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David Trottier, THE SCREENWRITER'S BIBLE
Pamela Douglas, TV DRAMA SERIES
Ellen Sandler, THE TV WRITER'S WORKBOOK
|Examinations and Assignments: |
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: |
Students may email Professor Bloom now to express interest in the course if they wish to. To apply for this course please complete the Google Form at: https://forms.gle/Q9FrMRPSFiMzjN8y6 . The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2020.
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.
|Instructor(s): Bloom,Amy B. Times: ..T.... 08:50AM-11:40AM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 14
|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: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|