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TV Comedy Writing - Level 1

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

This is the only class of its kind—run like a real writer’s room on a 30 minute TV comedy series, taught by a professional showrunner with over 25 years of industry experience—and featuring the work of a community of talented student writers. Working with your classmates, and under the showrunning mentorship of Jerry Perzigian, you’ll develop...

Wednesday Jul 8th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

Sketch Writing Level One

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Magnet Training Center - Virtual Learning

This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work. The class will consist of lectures, writing assignments, and focused and fun workshops each week. No experience required....

Tuesday Jul 14th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

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Online Class: Comedy Writing for the Stage

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Primary Stages ESPA - Online Zoom, New York, New York 00000

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama. This class might be for you if you are: A playwright in any stage of your...

Tuesday Aug 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$460

6 sessions

TV Comedy II: TV Comedy Draft

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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! Jack Kukoda (Superstore, Mr. Pickles) will take you through the paces in this 8-week Online...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$1,140

10 sessions

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Comics say it’s the greatest high. You step into the light, take a swig of water, pick up the mic, then reduce a crowd of people to a mass of helpless laughter. Sure, the risks are great—silence, heckling, humiliation—but on a good night a stand-up feels richer than Seinfeld and Rock combined. You “kill” or “die” depending on your material....

Tuesday Jul 7th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Television Comedy Writing Level 2

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Virtual Classroom

Now that you’ve completed our TV Comedy Level 1 Class it’s time to take your pilot to the next level, in this intermediate TV Writing workshop with Emmy Award Winner Jerry Perzigian. You’ll not only complete a half hour pilot or spec script for a tv comedy series, you’ll also collaborate on the development of your fellow students scripts for...

Wednesday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$1,200

10 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Wednesday Jul 8th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

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TV I: TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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 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...

Saturday Jul 25th, 10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific Time

  (5 sessions)
$563

5 sessions

My Safe & Easy Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Actors Comedy Studio - Virtual Classroom

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...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 7pm - 10pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$345

6 sessions

TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show is...

Monday Jul 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

TV Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show...

Saturday Jul 25th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

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TV Drama I: TV Drama Pilot Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Ron Milbauer (Co-EP The Handmaid’s Tale, 10 pilots) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 5-week Online TV Drama Pilot Class, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps...

Tuesday Jul 7th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$425

4 sessions

Screenwriting for Teens (ages 14-17)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Virtual Classroom

The filmmaking process, whether for film, television, or online content, begins with writing a screenplay. In this online class, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of screenwriting, including story structure, screenplay format, character creation, dialogue, and action writing. Through writing exercises, storytelling games and...

Saturday Aug 8th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$175

4 sessions

TV 101: TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Writing Pad - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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...

Saturday Jul 11th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time

Humor-writing with Elissa Bassist

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Are you looking for ways to make friends as an adult and also write humor and satire? In this writing workshop, we’ll break down the short comedy piece to better understand how to write and publish your own in venues like Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Belladonna, Weekly Humorist, and more, a lot more. We will interrogate our...

Thursday Jul 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$400

4 sessions

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