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Certificate Programs in Creative Writing – New and Improved!

The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is proud to announce its newly revamped certificate programs in creative writing! With only 24 required units — a significant reduction from the previous 36 required units — students can now complete their certificates in Fiction Writing or Creative Nonfiction Writing more quickly and with less strain on their budget. […]

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Success: Ana Maria Montoya a Contender for 2015 Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Ana Maria Montoya, a graduate of the Certificate Program in Feature Film Writing, is currently in the second round of consideration for the 2015 Sundance Screenwriters Lab with her screenplay 40 Winks–which she workshopped at the 2014 Writers Studio with instructor Michael Weiss. She is a former Nicholl Semifinalist and a second place winner of […]

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Announcing Our 2014 Television Spec & Pilot Writing Competition Winners!

After 2 months of 1-on-1 mentoring by a Writers’ Program instructor, our television writing competition winners have been named! TV Spec Writing 1st Place: Elizabeth Baron for Parks and Recreation: “Parks vs. Recreation” 2nd Place: Anna Capezzera for Criminal Minds: “Salvation” 3rd Place: Laura Maccabee for The Good Wife: “Too Legit to Quit”   TV Pilot […]

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Success: Former Writers’ Program Students Land NBC’s “Writers On the Verge” Fellowship

Alisha Cowan and David Ngo have both been named 2014 – 2015 NBC Writers on the Verge. The 12-week program, which focuses on “polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series” received more than 2000 applicants, and awarded 8. We’re very excited that former Writers’ Program students snagged two […]

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Announcing Our 2014 Feature Film Competition Winners!

After receiving two months of 1-on-1 mentoring by a Writers’ Program screenwriting instructor as part of their prize, our feature film competition finalists have been named! The Writers’ Program officially congratulates 1st Place Winner, H. R. Yablon, for The Good Cancer, 2nd Place Winner, Adi Blotman, for Reality Check, and 3rd Place Winner, Kurt Hohenstein, […]

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Success: Television Writing Competition Winner Signed By CAA and Echo Lake Management

Aaron Rollins, who won first place in the 2013 Television Writing Competition/TV Pilots category for his one-hour drama Ordnung, was recently signed by CAA and Echo Lake Management! Aaron credits the Writers’ Program for not only providing him essential skills, but also exposure as a result of the competition. “I would highly recommend the UCLA […]

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Introducing Our 2014-15 Scholarship Recipients!

Each year, the Writers’ Program awards up to 10 scholarships to aspiring creative writers and screenwriters. The process begins in spring, when we make the application available on our website and submissions start rolling in. By late June, we begin the fun but difficult task of narrowing down the applications. In addition to basic financial […]

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