Writing Classes

Waterman Pen ad 1919TV writing classes I’m teaching for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program:

SUMMER 2019:

One-Hour TV Spec Script Writing in a Month: Part 1 X493.22

9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14 and 9am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11, 2019, at UCLA Extension, 1010 Westwood Blvd., Westwood.

The aspiring TV writer’s “calling card” is a sample script for an existing show, and this two-weekend intensive course covers the first steps in creating an episodic “spec” for the current one-hour drama of your choice. I whip you guide you through the process of developing your story ideas into synopses, basic “beat sheets,” and full outlines.

We’ll workshop your stories in class for notes and feedback… and also form small “writing staffs” to help each other brainstorm and “break” your episodes—the same way the pros do it. After one month, you’ll have a solid story outline that’s all set to be expanded into a spec teleplay. Registration:  NOW OPEN! 


All classes provide notes, feedback, and help on students’ works-in-progress in a constructive and supportive workshop setting that mimics the freewheeling creative collaboration of a professional TV writers’ room, whiteboards and all.

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