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.

 

Winter 2022 Schedule

Winter 2022 ADVANCED ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN SCREENWRITING AND WRITING FOR TELEVISION

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

Wednesdays, on Zoom, 6pm to 9pm Pacific Time, beginning January 12, 2022.

Tuition: $1600

Instructor: Hugh Sterbakov

Hugh has sold television and feature scripts to cool places including Disney, Paramount, Fox, SyFy and Freeform, and developed projects with awesome people like Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Donald De Line, Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Stiller and the team at Midnight Radio. He created, wrote and executive produced Transylvania, a pilot for CBS Television Studios and the CW, which was produced but didn’t go to series. His therapist says he’ll get over that someday (but she’s lying). He also co-created and wrote the critically acclaimed comic book Freshmen, authored the novel City Under the Moon, and has two Emmy nominations and an Annie Award for Robot Chicken. He’s currently writing Lucid, a tech thriller for Warner Bros. and Blumhouse, with Ashton Kutcher slated to direct. Just like the Fresh Prince, he was born and raised in West Philadelphia. But that guy is a huge movie star, and Hugh has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. So… call it a draw?

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.

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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