What Buyers Want: Writing Scripts That Sell

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Selling Your Film

Spring 2020

Taught By: Amotz Zakai

Section: A

CRN: 3672

Credits: 3

Most screenwriting classes teach the fundamentals of putting feature film ideas on paper, from the "hero's journey" to the three-act structure. This course goes a step further, teaching aspiring writers how to write a script that could actually be sold to a Hollywood studio, production company, or independent producer. Students explore the film genres whose scripts are the easiest to sell and learn how to come up with high-concept loglines and create castable characters that could attract A-level stars. The class also delves into the fine details of a screenplay that make it attractive to buyers: scene lengths, careful writing of dialogue and exposition, situations to avoid putting your characters in, and much more.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2020 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:07am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/10/2020