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In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!TESTIMONIALS"Not only is Gabe...

$295
M.   May 11th, 7pm
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Monday May 11 7pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $295
Wednesday August 19 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
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Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer half-hour comedy pilot or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with TV writer Michael Saltzman (“Murphy Brown”, “Wings”), that’s how. In this five-week class, Michael will help you whip your script...

$495
T.   May 19th, 7:30pm
All levels
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Do you dream of making the leap from comedy club stage to household television screen? Do you have the perfect idea for your own sitcom, but just don't know how to put it all together on the page?In this intense three-hour workshop, you'll learn about the basics of sitcom structure, and begin to get an understanding of how to develop and outline your...

$49
Sa.   Jun 6th, 12pm
All levels
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Saturday June 6 12pm - 3pm 1 Session $49
Wednesday August 19 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
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It's one of the dream jobs of many comedians: working in a real writers' room on the staff of a hit TV sitcom. But how do you get that job? What is it like? And most importantly... can I really do it?In this intense six-week course, students will begin to craft their very own sitcom script in a classroom experience designed to mimic working in an actual...

$295
Th.   Jun 18th, 7pm
All levels
(4)

Got a cell phone, a laptop, and the desire to create the next Broad City? Then this is the class for you! Successful actor and writer, Lou Perez will show you how to develop the next breakout web series. Through fun, in-class writing prompts, you’ll tease out a killer idea and brainstorm the perfect first episode for your pilot. In addition, Lou...

$92
T.   May 12th, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big boys, ABC, CBS and The CW and has sold pitches to DreamWorks, Working Title, Revolution Studios,...

$495
W.   May 20th, 7:30pm
All levels
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Stan Zimmerman (The Casting Coach): Writer/ExecProducer/Co-Creator: Rita Rocks(Lifetime). Writer/Producer: Gilmore Girls (WB)Roseanne (ABC) WGA Nomination Best Comedy Episode for the infamous Kiss Episode. Writer: The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady SequelAnnie MOW (ABC/Zadan-Meron)The Golden Girls (NBC) WGA Nomination Best...

$325
W.   Jun 3rd, 7pm
All levels
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In this workshop, you’ll create a unique and powerful act based on your real life experiences.You’ll learn where to look for the best material, and you’ll be guided through the process of crafting that material into a 5 minute set that will blow people away. If you’ve been writing down joke ideas all your life, or if you’ve just been told...

$399
W.   Jun 10th, 7pm
All levels

Humor writing is not just a talent reserved for those who are “naturally funny.” It's a skill you can learn, hone, and then rely on every time you sit down to write. If you are a TV or screenwriter, essayist, storyteller, comedian, or even if you are in the corporate world, this is the workshop for you! Through lectures, innovative writing exercises,...

$99
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let successful TV writer Craig Gerard (A to Z, How I Met Your Mother), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. IThrough lively craft lectures and Craig’s...

$495
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

In Hollywood, an original pilot or a spec script of an existing TV show is the calling card for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider or a fake. Enter “Mad Men”...

$595
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

In this seminar/workshop, students will learn every facet of late night comedy writing, including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs.Whether it's Letterman, Leno, or Maher, students will come away with the knowledge...

$49
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

Filmmaking begins with story development and script writing. This workshop covers techniques to crafting a quality, marketable screenplay. Topics will include loglines, genres, characters, dialogue, story structure, rules, Aristotle´s Poetics, and common mistakes. This material is for current and would-be comedic short and feature film screenwriters,...

$49
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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In the NBA of comedy, there’s one crown jewel and its acronym is SNL. Since 1975, Saturday Night Live has been the gateway to countless successful careers in TV and film. Let comedian and SNL writer Heather Anne Campbell help you prepare your SNL packet, a calling card for landing that coveted job audition for a spot on the writing team. In this...

$90
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer comedy spec you wrote. How did you get there? You took a revision class with TV writer Dan Gregor (“How I Met Your Mother”), that’s how. In this five-week class, Dan will help you whip that half-hour comedy spec into shape. He’ll...

$595
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(4)

Students will learn to comfort handling hecklers and dead crowds and will learn to MC. They will also learn how to come up with new lines while performing. A "bullet proof" ten minutes refers to taking your best six minutes of material and punch it up so that it always knocks out an audience, get big laugh one after the other and will be also strong...

$345
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate

Student will learn from the school's director George McAuliffe the direct improvisation to create sketches that are original, interesting and funny as opposed to formulaic and stale. In the first two classes students will use improvisation to generate sketch comedy material for stage and/or video. The scenes created in class will be the source of your...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
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Whether you're just starting out or you're looking to up your game and create the best half hour spec script of your career so you can get agents and executives to take notice, this course is for you. Students work in a writer's room setting as a seasoned pro helps you learn the skills to craft the perfect spec script. Good is the enemy of great as...

$350
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

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The goal of this class is an SNL sketch packet comprised of at least six separate sketches suitable for submission to literary agents, TV producers and SNL itself. In this class by former SNL writer Matt Craig, students will hit the ground running and experience what it is like to write for a weekly sketch comedy show. Curriculum will cover Weekend...

$350
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
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Love puppets but having a hard time coming up with new ideas? Love sketch comedy but not really sure how its done? Need help finding the 'funny' in your work, or just need some motivation to get some writing done? Well then this is the workshop for YOU.These sketch writing techniques apply to ALL writing, whether its a feature length script or writing...

$50
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(1)
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