Success Stories

Success: Jia Huo Sells Script

Success: Jia Huo Sells Script

Current Feature Film Writing Certificate student, Jia Huo, recently sold one of her scripts to Chinese television. She explains the unique journey of her sale saying, "Since it’s difficult for new writers to sell a script in China, I wrote a romantic story using the...

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Success: Thuc Nguyen Makes Sundance Second Round

Success: Thuc Nguyen Makes Sundance Second Round

Former student Thuc Nguyen is currently in Round 2 The Sundance Institute Development Labs with a drama feature with a Vietnamese-American woman lead. She’s also a finalist in the InnovAsian screenwriting contest with a comedy: #MindyWuTranVersusSiliconBeach. Of her...

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Feature Articles

Announcing the 2019 James Kirkwood Award Winners

Announcing the 2019 James Kirkwood Award Winners

Earlier this month, the Writers’ Program hosted a luncheon in Los Angeles to honor the recipients of the 2019 James Kirkwood Literary Prize. The James Kirkwood Literary Prize is named for the late Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood, one of the...

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Instructor Interview: Eileen Cronin

Instructor Interview: Eileen Cronin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Eileen Cronin! Eileen is teaching Memoir I on the UCLA campus (Reg# 371301) this Winter, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? Indie folk music with...

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Instructor Interview: Colin Costello

Instructor Interview: Colin Costello

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Colin Costello! Colin is teaching a section of Writing the First Screenplay I on the UCLA campus (Reg# 371082) this Winter, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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Instructor Interview: Elisa Wouk Almino

Instructor Interview: Elisa Wouk Almino

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Elisa Wouk Almino! Elisa is teaching a NEW course, Translation I on the UCLA campus (Reg# 371362) this Winter, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity?...

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NEW Winter 2020 Classes

NEW Winter 2020 Classes

Though 2019 has yet to bow its last, registration is now open for Winter 2020. Now is the time to think about what your writing goals for 2020 will be, and what steps you can take to achieve them. We have a wide array of new classes for Winter, in addition to our core...

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What Scares You Most?

What Scares You Most?

As we arrive at another Halloween week, a time of spookiness as the end of the year approaches, we want to know – What scares you? What scares you more: Knowing your characters inside and out, or your characters telling you how their story goes? What scares you more:...

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We Like ALL Books and We Cannot Lie

We Like ALL Books and We Cannot Lie

Once upon a time (up until last summer), the Writers’ Program had a library. It was a small library by most standards, just a couple tall bookshelves in our office space. However, it housed decades of Writers’ Program history, containing books by students and...

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