UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting

I have just completed the year long screenwriter’s program at UCLA, leaving with two new feature scripts; Victory and Defeat and On Your Father’s Life.  My script Victory and Defeat also received a nomination for the school’s Nate Wilson Award for best script.

The course was a practical, fast paced lesson on writing scripts within strict deadlines and learning how to receive and understand feedback to improve these scripts.  I have three words for anyone considering this course – JUST DO IT.  I leave with the confidence that goes beyond just being able to write a feature length screenplay.  It has shown me that I can write not just when I am inspired, but when it is necessary to write.  That I can conceive an idea and write a first draft within 10 weeks – it’s about focus, technique and drive.

Now…time to get started on the next draft :)

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