Fall 2019 - This has been by far my favorite class taken at UCLA. Voorhees is absolutely insane in all of the best ways, class was consistently entertaining. You spend about half of EVERY lecture watching a movie which is awesome. There is no homework for lecture, and the assignments for section all lead up to helping you write 10 pages of a screenplay which is also your final. Just for reference, the first draft of that was due Week 5 and the next 5 weeks were just minor editing (so basically no final or tests or anything). My TA (Cat) was super cool and interested in helping us. You can tell she really just wanted to see effort and that we were trying, and you're golden. I mean come on the class is 50% attendance. That is the one caveat -- you have to sign into every lecture and section (but that is LITERALLY the only possible negative for this class). Voorhees opened her first lecture by saying "If people told you to take this class because it's 'easy' or it's a 'guaranteed A' well... they were right."
Fall 2016 - Professor is a former screenwriter, director, and producer (you may find her on IMDb). 1 hour lecture consists of her presenting a slideshow then showing a small clip from a film. Her style is rambling but she is upbeat and friendly. Points for her trying to be funny to give us a good time (note how I say 'trying'). Lots of athletes in class taking up 3 seats with their wingspan. For discussion, each week we produce 2 pages of our screenplay. We start doing table reads in small groups around week 5. Final is the first ten pages of our screenplay. Must attend lecture and discussion for attendance points. Easy A and low time commitment.