Movie of the Week

Course Purpose

Students will construct a spec script for a Movie of the Week. They will learn how to professionally format their scripts and incorporate the structural and story elements required for this format.

Course Goals and Outcomes

In the “Movie of the Week” Module, students will be able to:

  • Adapt a pre-existing written work into a movie
  • Structure the elements of the acts as per the professional formatting of the Movies of the Week format.
Course Activities

Students are evaluated by their ability to “defend their structural points” in a verbal exam with the instructor on their Movie of the Week project.

Teachers will read and evaluate the spec scripts and pre-draft notes, outlines and documents, which contain all of the elements mentioned in the Learning Objectives / Outcomes.

Course Textbooks

The TV Writer’s Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts

Supplies and Equipment

Laptop with course specific software and access to a printer and the internet.

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