Selling Your Script: TV & Film

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Selling Your Script: TV & Film
Spring 2024
Taught By: Amotz Zakai
Section: A

CRN: 14373

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: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:58am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024