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TV Comedy 101

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Have you always wanted to develop a comedy for TV but weren’t sure where to start? In this one-day seminar format Los Angeles TV Comedy 101 Clinic, veteran TV Writer Todd Waldman (Showrunner, Single By 30, Embeds, Happy Endings, 3 pilots sold) teaches you the essentials of the biz & helps you discover if comedy is right for you.  The class...

Sunday Nov 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

TV I: TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$525

5 sessions

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TV II: TV Comedy Draft Writing

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen.  No problem! Your instructor will take through the paces in this 10-week Los Angeles TV Comedy...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2:30pm - 6pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

Writing for Late Night TV

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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!

Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$295

5 sessions

Sketch Writing Intensive

at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater - Santa Monica 1323-A 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica, California 90401

This two-and-a-half day intensive will have students learning structure, character, re-writing skills and how to build a sketch from the ground up.  Students will also learn techniques to get the juices flowing and executing a sketch from writing to performing. An alum of the Sunday Company at the Groundlings, Nick will help you write sketches...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)
$250

2 sessions

Sketch Level I: Intro to Sketch

at The Miles Stroth Workshop - Hollywood 6470 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90038

This workshop is geared toward all levels of experience. Hundreds have participated in Eric’s Workshop, ranging from people who have never written a scene in their lives, to well-known comedians, professional screenwriters, and TV Producers. It’s geared toward beginners and the experienced. If you’ve taken sketch writing before, you’ll discover...

Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 11pm

  (6 sessions)
$320

6 sessions

The Sitcom Writers' Room: Six Weeks to Script

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$295

6 sessions

L. A. Comedy Intensive

at Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive - LA - Burbank 2500 N Hollywood Way LA Marriott Burbank, Burbank, California 91505

The Comedy Intensive is a two-day course that explores the hidden tools and principles of comedy: what it is, how it works, why it works, what’s happening when it’s not working and what you can do to fix it, and offers proven and practical methods and techniques.  On Day 1, we explore the Hidden Tools–useable, practical tools that you can...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$395

2 sessions

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm

TV II: TV Draft Writing

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when you sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, successful writer Brett Paesel (Transparent, 7 Pilot Sold) can help. In this eight-week Los Angeles TV Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll get...

Saturday Nov 9th, 2pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$1,140

8 sessions

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How to Write Funny

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely “you.”  Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, stories...

No Upcoming Schedules
$149

8 sessions

My Safe & Easy Writing Class

at Actors Comedy Studio - Fairfax 7461 Beverly Blvd Ste 202, Los Angeles, California 90036

In this comprehensive course, Gunnar will walk you through the steps of creating a series that highlights your comedic voice. He will also ensure your pilot is suitably structured for network and streaming broadcast. Multi-camera shows are not written the same as single-camera shows. Gunnar is one of the few writing coaches in Hollywood who can explain...

No Upcoming Schedules
$480

8 sessions

Writing Your Comedy Movie

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$49

Intro to Writing for Late Night TV

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$49

Developing Your Sitcom Pilot

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91502

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$49
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