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TV Series Development at UCLA

What is tv series development? And why it could be more useful to you than a tv screenwriting class. “Tell me about this tv series development workshop you’re teaching. Why would I want to take it?” Ric Gibbs: Anyone can tell you that the growth in scripted television series has skyrocketed recently. That means the growth in job opportunities for […]

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Teaching Television in 2019

Ric Gibbs / Instructor UCLA Extension / Entertainment Studies Program It is a long held maxim at film and television programs that the only way to teach television is to teach screenwriting. This makes a good deal of sense, since the producers of a series are (for the most part) the writers of that series. So why not start with […]

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Why Character is Everything in Screenwriting

Next month (April and again in June) I am teaching a class in Story Analysis at UCLA Extension. Teaching has given me a chance to revisit some of the most important lessons I’ve learned in 20+ years of screenwriting, and foremost on that list are the principles of CHARACTER. “A story starts with a character” – Frank Daniel Although screenwriters […]

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