Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hello, Readers.

Here's something for those of you who are interested in writing TV shows and movies for children. I got this in my inbox today.


Join Screenwriters University for:

Writing For Children's TV
June 5 - July 3, 2014

Start Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Tuition: $179.99

Register Now

This foundational course starts with the basic ABCs of writing

for daytime animation. From Animaniacs, to Batman, to Cars
 Toons-and beyond, Daytime Animation paints a landscape
of unique worlds with unique rules. How is writing for daytime
cartoons traditionally different than writing for live-action,
primetime animation, or an animated feature? What can
carton mice like Pinky and the Brain do that even Superman
can't? Why can the Animaniacs climb all over Bill Clinton,
but Batman can't get near him? Why can you create scores
of new characters for some animated shows, but maybe not
 for one animated by Pixar? What's the difference between a
 great story idea and a great story idea that will work for a
 specific show? -First steps into that Bat (fat cat, cartoon rat,
run-off-a-cliff-tread-air-and-KERSPLAT) Cave starts here.
������Through online lectures, animation watching,
 written assignments, and optional exercises, this course
supplies a cartoon-writing utility belt of understanding how to
write for Daytime Animation programming.

Course Outline:
  • Session 1: The Foundational Foundation
  • Session 2: Decoding The Animation Show. (Decoder Ring optional)
  • Session 3: Springing Springboards. Outlining outlines.
  • Session 4: Go Ahead, Make a Scene.

In this online writing course you will learn:

  • Foundational distinctions key to writing daytime animation.
  • Shot breakdown techniques required for the medium.
  • How to decode existing shows to write for them effectively.
  • How to create story springboards and expanding them.
  • An introduction to daytime animation scene writing.

All of Screenwriters University's workshops are designed to fit into even
the busiest of schedules. The workshops have no set meeting time. You
can sign in and read lectures, complete and submit assignments, and
participate in discussions on a timetable that fits your needs. This workshop
 will consist of four, one-week sessions. Each session includes an online
 lecture as well as a writing assignment that will be submitted to the instructor
for private review, along with various additional creative exercises and
 supplements. Student work can also be posted for group review and feedback.
  Throughout the workshop you will be able to participate in asynchronous
 lecture discussions, and you're encouraged to take advantage of your
 classmate's feedback by posting the self-directed writing exercises.

Writing for Children's TV
with Ralph Soll

With over twenty years experience as
a writer, Ralph has written, developed
and had original material optioned by
 Universal, Sony, Warner Bros, Disney
and others.

Credits include The Tick, Animaniacs,
The Mask animated series, Dave the Barbaian,
  Power Rangers and more. He has taught
writing at NYU, UCLA and Columbia College

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