WRITING FOR SCREEN & TELEVISION

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School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) 335

CTWR 211g The Television Writer: An Agent of Change (4 units)

The television writer as an agent of change across current social issues including, but not limited to: race, gender, and class.
Shonda Rhimes.  Ron Moore.  Jill Soloway.  Television writers always have challenged our biases of gender, race, sexual orientation, social, and economic attitudes.  Though screenings, readings, and first-hand guest accounts, CTWR 211g will take an in-depth look at the television writer as a powerful agent of change, shaping our views and pushing our cultural boundaries. 

CTWR 411 Television Script Analysis (2 units)

In-depth analysis of the craft of writing prime-time episodic television. Examination of situation comedies and dramas through weekly screenings and lectures.

CTWR 431 Screenwriters and their Work (2, max 6 units)

Unique and Compelling Voices: the extraordinary screenwriting of American Independent Cinema.

Over the past few decades, American independent filmmaking has moved from the margins to the center of our culture.  Starting with Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and ending with Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, this course will explore the ways in which these unique voices have shaped our culture, and transformed the language of screenwriting.  

Screenings, guests, discussions.