Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting and Writing for Television

Advanced Workshops

If you have met the requirements to enroll in an advanced workshop, you must email the Professional Programs office at professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu to enroll. 

We announce our advanced workshops about six weeks before each quarter begins here on this page and on our private alumni page. Enrollment is first-come, first-served.

Students who successfully complete three Advanced Workshops in Screenwriting or Writing for Television receive a certificate of completion. Workshops do not have to be taken consecutively in order to receive the certificate.

All advanced workshops take place online.

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Fall 2022 ADVANCED ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN SCREENWRITING AND WRITING FOR TELEVISION

Announcing the Fall 2022 Advanced Screenwriting and Writing for Television Workshop Online.

Thursdays, on Zoom, 6pm to 9pm Pacific Time, beginning September 29, 2022.

Tuition: $1750

Instructor: David Wagner

David began his career in the entertainment industry at 10 years of age performing in numerous musicals, including "The King & I" with Yul Brynner. Wagner went on to become the 1984 vocal champion on Jr. Star Search with Ed McMahon. He also voiced the character of Linus Van Pelt in the CBS Special "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown", and recorded the Peanuts album "Flashbeagle." Wagner graduated with a BA in Film with an emphasis in screenwriting from CSUN, and completed two years of UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting where he won the "Best Screenplay" competition. Wagner went on to write several movies including "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" with Ryan Reynolds, and "The Girl Next Door" with Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert.

Rules for participation in this worksop:

This ten-week workshop will be a mix of screenwriters and TV writers. Comedy or drama. 

Students who previously completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting may either rewrite a feature screenplay they have already completed, or write an entirely new feature screenplay within the ten-week quarter. (They cannot write TV scripts in this workshop.)

Students who previously completed the Professional Program in Writing for Television may either rewrite an original TV pilot they have already completed, or write an entirely new TV pilot within the ten-week quarter. (They cannot write feature screenplays in this workshop.)

Please note: Advanced workshops in Screenwriting and Writing for Television are only available to students who have successfully completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting or Writing for Television.

This workshop is limited to ten students. 

Enrollment for our advanced workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have met the requirements to enroll in an advanced workshop, you must email the Professional Programs office at professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu to enroll. 

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