That's where actually be writing our screenplays - two full features over the course of the academic year. The group consists of a professor and 8 students.
Our professor is Tim Albaugh, who graduated MFA from UCLA's Screenwriting program in 1992. Tim seems like a good guy who is friendly, knowledgeable and fun.
My groupmates also seem like a good bunch, some are fresh out of college and some have other careers already. There's a couple very young people, a couple older ones, a couple in the middle (like me).
There's homework every week; the first week we reread Aristotle's "Poetics" and now we're working through Lajos Egri's "The Art of Dramatic Writing."
I was not familiar with this work; I have since learned it is a legendary piece and I am quite enjoying it. Apparently Egri lived and taught private courses in Los Angeles until his death.