A (title, description of protagonist) ambitious young doctor struggles to heal a (save, become, or some other
verb) mentally ill patient, BUT when (something happens that presents conflict) she also starts hearing voices
in her head, she must (plot/goal)
Ms. Jean Lau
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy centered on a
family and a young girl who has a dream of becoming a
The story begins with an immediate
introduction of the family members and each of
1. A map fades in and Ryan Gosling is shown in a dimly lit room on the phone
describing his business model (5 minute window as a driver).
2. He receives a Chevy Impala from a mechanic, arrives at a robb
Ms. Jean Lau
"Coexist Narrative Breakdown
1. A bomb strikes a mental hospital.
2. Marie Scott realizes she is the only hospital employee
left in the damaged building.
3. She leaves a patients door open, and he releases
Trapped inside of the Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital following a terrorist attack,
a presumed-dead nurse is forced to survive amongst the most dangerous mental patients
in England until help arrives.
1. A mental hospital is bombed, BUT a nurse is trapped inside and must survive
among the patients.
2. Coexist is about how the difference between normality and mental illness is
3. Shutter Island is a big inspir
Midterm Part 1
Act 1 of Rain Man begins by giving us some information on the Protagonist, Charlie Babbitt.
Based on how he runs his high-end sports car business by insisting his employees lie to clients
the writers objective is to esta
The Lady or the Tiger Ending
As the huge door to the right creaked open, the whole crowd fell silent and still. Everyone stared
directly at the open door. The young lads gaze into the opening was unwavering. He could feel
his heart bea
Anatomy of a Screenplay
ACTS 1, 2, 3
3. Inciting incident:
4. Debate/Bridge to Act II
6. Fun and Games
7. Pinch Point I
9. Pinch Point II
10. All is Lost/ End of Act II
Formatted: Left: 1.5"
floor of a hospitalHOSPITAL - DAY
Dr Alvin Williams DR. ALVIN WILLIAMS, an ebullient black
RESIDENT resident (26) clatters an IV CART cart down the
hallway. He styles into one of the rooms. on the 7th floor
which is room 70
ASSIGNMENT DUE IN CLASS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014.
Bring a notecard to class with your logline. I will collect them and we will discuss. Remember, this an open
circle where there are no bad ideas. Your ideas will be respected. The idea of this group i
EXT. APARTMENT COMPLEX - DAY
The apartment is clean, modern, and well-designed. HANNAH
KLEPAC (23) a smart, young workaholic, is getting dressed in
her bedroom. Freshly-ironed button ups and high heel shoes
cover the bed.
JAKE MASON (24) a tall,
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY:
A breakdown of a movie that is similar to the movie you are writing.
The first 10-15 pages of your screenplay. This includes your INCITING EVENT. If you need to
review what the inciting event is, please look over your notes,
EXT. PARKER RESIDENCE - DAY
JORDAN PARKER artistic, college student (21) is sitting at
the kitchen table. Her mom, AMY PARKER (47) is washing
dishes at the sink.
Hows the lighthouse coming along?
When is it due again? You dont want
All right. While it is true that you must format your screenplay, it is also true that
formatting is fairly simple. Easy as pie, you might even say. Learning the rules of
backgammon: Harder. Building a fire without newspaper: Much harder. Finding a
133 fall 2014 Hal Ackerman Mon 12-1 PERLOFF 1102 Syllabus
1. INTRODUCTION. Course goals. Assignments. Rules of Engagement. How
NOT to get an A. Story telling. Being a writer.
ASSIGNMENTS: 1.Type cringe exercise 2. Six Word Story 3 Read Chapters 1-4
floor of a hospital
Dr Alvin Williams, an ebullient black RESIDENT (26)
clatters an IV CART down the hallway. He styles into one of
the room on the 7th floor which is room 703. It has blue
curtains and is 12 feet long with a sink at the far end
FILM 33 Introductory Screenwriting (4 units)
Professor Richard Walter
Area Head, UCLA Screenwriting Program
THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Session A: https:/ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/171A-FILMTV33-2
Session C: https:/ccle.ucla.edu/cours