Checking date: 28/06/2021


Course: 2022/2023

Scriptwriting process. From idea to pilot
(12319)
Study: Master in Film and Television (290)
EPH


Coordinating teacher: MEJON MIRANDA, ANA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:




Objectives
-To possess and understand key knowledge to be able to be original in the development and application of ideas, often within a research context. -Capacity to apply knowledge and solve problems in new environments within wider contexts (or multidisciplinary) related to the area of study. -Capacity to integrate knowledge and confront the complexity of judgments taking limited or incomplete information as a point of departure, including reflections on social and ethical responsibilities, linked to the acquisition of knowledge and judgment. -Capacity to express knowledge, convey reasoning and reach conclusions to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear, unambiguous fashion. -Screenplay development including executive production. -Direct and translation of screenplays into film and television images. -Identify the roles and human resources relations within the context of audiovisual productions. -Identify, select and develop proposals for film and television projects. -Create and explain audiovisual projects in pitching sessions. -Knowledge of the key tools of screenwriting for the development of film and television fiction. -Plan screenplays and mise-en-scene: basic notions on directing actors. -Plan and organize shooting plans. -Supervise and manage the postproduction and finalization processes.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. THE IDEA 2. THE SALES DOCUMENT 3. FIRST STEPS: RULES TO CREATE THE SYNOPSIS AND TREATMENT 4. CHARACTER DESCRIPTION 5. SETTING AND AESTHETICS 6. PLOT DEVELOPMENT 7. WRITING THE TV PILOT & PRACTICAL CASES
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • DiMaggio, Madeline. Escribir para televisión.. Paidós Comunicación.. 1992
  • Douglas, Pam. Writing the TV Drama Series 3rd edition: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV. Michael Wiese Productions. 2011
  • Rabkin, William. Writing the Pilot. moon & sun. 2011

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.