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