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Get an insider’s understanding of the dynamics of screenwriting, exploring both the creative and business aspects. Learn how to write for your audience, engineer interesting plots, and develop believable characters. Work on a script in any genre you choose, identify the best market for your particular skills, and practice the art of pitching. Other topics to be explored include formats (for TV movies, half-hour episodes, one-hour episodes, and feature films), common pitfalls, and how to avoid the producer’s trash can. Examples from new and classic films will be used. This course will also help writers in other media, including journalism, fiction, and nonfiction writing. More advanced screenwriters will also benefit from a lively workshop environment.

  • NOTE  Prerequisite: Intro to Screenwriting, WCWP 40110 or equivalent experience (contact ahl@ucsd.edu to discuss equivalent experience)

  • COURSE NUMBER  WCWP-40184
  • CREDIT  3.00 unit(s)


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