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Screenwriting for Film and Television

The Screenwriting for Film and Television program provides a technical and business understanding of how to become a professional screenwriter and sustain a career in the film industry.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Trainer name : Jeffrey Reddick, Illunga Adel, Alejandro Seri

Duration : 100 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

The Screenwriting for Film and Television program provides a technical and business understanding of how to become a professional screenwriter and sustain a career in the film industry. Topics include formatting a screenplay, the writer’s room, spec script, The Writer’s Guild of America, and information to help you become a successful screenwriter.      

Final Draft Software is the industry’s leading screenwriting software. It is provided with the course, along with the training necessary to use the software effectively. This enables you to construct and submit screenplays in a timely and professional manner. The Screenwriting for Film and Television program offers exceptional training and connects you with successful screenwriters and international students in the program. Learn from the best, and receive the foundation necessary to become a successful screenwriter.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, students will have an understanding of the following:

  • The business of Screenwriting
  • The Technical aspects of Screenwriting
  • The difference in writing for television or film
  • The need for Final Draft Screenwriting Software and the ability to use it effectively

Students will also have completed a screenplay in a genre of their choice.

Course Extention

When you register, you receive an initial six (6) months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six (6) months, an extension of six (6) months is available at no additional charge.

Computer Requirements:

This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari 5.1.9 or later browsers. We highly recommend that you use Internet Explorer in place of other web browsers. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

Course eligibility

Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard.

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Course Content

Screenwriting for Film

  • Lessons Learned Early On 
  • Terminology Software and Rules
  • Self-assessment 1 
  • Understanding the Components 
  • Incorporating Feedback 
  • What to Do With Your Screenplay 
  • Pros and Cons 
  • Self-assessment 2 
  • Online Resources 
  • Final Destination Film and Course Workbook
  • Discussion Boards
  • Course Evaluation  

Television Screenwriting

  • Writing for Television vs. Writing for Films 
  • What is a Teleplay – Learn the Jargon 
  • Format for a Teleplay and Team Writing 
  • Software for Creating Teleplays 
  • Comedy vs. Drama vs. TV Movies 
  • Reality TV 
  • Self-assessment 1 
  • How to Start Your Teleplay 
  • Elements of a Script 
  • Creating the First Draft 
  • Creating the Second Draft and Incorporating Feedback 
  • Polish of the Draft 
  • Registering Your Script and Protecting Your Ideas 
  • Getting Your Idea Sold 
  • Payment Structure for Teleplays 
  • Online Resources 2 hours and
  • Course Workbooks and Television show 
  • Discussion Boards 6 hours
  • Self-assessment 2 
  • Course Evaluation

Final Draft

  • Introduction to Final Draft
  • Template vs. New Document
  • Opening Files 
  • Title Page 
  • Scene Heading 
  • Self-assessment 1  
  • Enter and Tab Keys 
  • Elements 
  • Creating and Saving a Template
  • File Naming 
  • Copying into Final Draft from Other Programs & Working With Two Versions of Final Draft 
  • Activation 
  • Self-assessment 2 
  • Registration
  • Index Cards 
  • Font – Changing the Font Globally 
  • Find and Replace & Smart Type 
  • Customizing Your Workspace 
  • Bookmarks 
  • Printing  Printer Drivers 
  • Error Messages 
  • Damaged Files
  • Storage and Backup Files
  • Course Workbook Activities
  • Web links 
  • Discussion Boards
  • XXVII. Self-assessment 3 
  • Course Evaluation 

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