Write a spec script for an existing show.

  • September 10 - November 05
    Saturdays 12-3pm PT
    Online
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Sat Sep 10 12:00 PDT - Sat Sep 10 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 2
    Sat Sep 17 12:00 PDT - Sat Sep 17 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 3
    Sat Sep 24 12:00 PDT - Sat Sep 24 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 4
    Sat Oct 01 12:00 PDT - Sat Oct 01 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 5
    Sat Oct 08 12:00 PDT - Sat Oct 08 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 6
    Sat Oct 15 12:00 PDT - Sat Oct 15 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 7
    Sat Oct 22 12:00 PDT - Sat Oct 22 15:00 PDT
    Online
    Session 8
    Sat Oct 29 12:00 PDT - Sat Oct 29 15:00 PDT
    Online
    NOTES SESSION
    Sat Nov 05 12:00 PDT - Sat Nov 05 15:00 PDT
    Online
    9 - 3-hour Sessions
    • $600.00 excl. Tax
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Description

Writing for TV Level 1

In this class students will write a spec script for an existing show.  All aspects of the process will be covered, from coming up with original stories, to pitching an episode idea, outlining it, writing a first draft, then rewriting it based on feedback.  The class will be run as closely to a real writers’ room as possible, with feedback from all students encouraged, as this is part of the actual sitcom writing process.  At the end of the class, students will walk away with a full spec script.

Students will be expected to participate extensively in class discussions.  

In addition to 8 group meetings, class also includes a half-hour one-on-one session with instructor at the conclusion of 8 weeks to go over the entire script point by point.

Online Technical Requirements

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone.

This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these programs before registering:
https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en

NOTE: CLASS MEETS AT PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)

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Policies

  • Classes are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • WE DO NOT ALLOW MORE THAN TWO ABSENCES. Students missing more than two classes will be REMOVED from the course and will NOT be promoted to the next course level. 
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to sign up for this course.
  • UCB Training Center reserves the right to accept or deny any individual's application. 
  • UCB Training Center reserves the right to postpone or cancel class if it does not reach a minimum number of students. 
  • Fees incurred by student for travel/lodging etc. will not be reimbursed by UCB Training Center or its affiliates.
  • UCB Training Center reserves the right to replace any teacher at anytime with another equally qualified teacher without notice. 
  • Participation in or completion of classes does not guarantee placement on a UCB Theatre House Team.

Prerequisites

NONE