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New Television Development Workshop

In September 2019, my signature workshop returns for 10 weeks at UCLA Extension: Television Series Development Workshop (FILM TV X-423). What’s my logline for this class? This is an advanced, in depth workshop that lays out all of the major components for a successful television series and how to achieve them. Scripted series only.  Here’s a quick look at the […]

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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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