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Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot 1 ONLINE (Winter 2018)

  • 08 Dec 2018
  • 19 Jan 2019
  • 6 sessions
  • 08 Dec 2018, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • 15 Dec 2018, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • 29 Dec 2018, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • 05 Jan 2019, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • 12 Jan 2019, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • 19 Jan 2019, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM
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Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot 1 ONLINE 
Instructor: Resident Playwright & TV writer Zina Camblin

If you desire being in a writers’ room in half-hour comedy, then this starter course is for you. Learn to analyze and identify types, create loglines and premise, explore ideas that fit your unique voice, analyze and draft ideas about your own show premise, plus more. By the end of this course, you will pitch a 3-minute version of your show idea!

Prerequisite: None

Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
Start/End Date Dec 8 - Jan 19
Time Slot  11:00AM - 2:00PM
Notes Does not meet 12/22.

About the Screenwriting & TV Track

The Screenwriting & TV track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for writing for film and TV. It consists of the following courses:

  • Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp
  • Screenwriting Structure Intensive
  • Screenwriting in Progress
  • The About - Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp is a prerequisite for the Structure Intensive, which in turn is a prerequisite for Screenwriting in Progress.  The About has no prerequisite.

  • Writing the Half-Hour Comedy 1 ONLINE
  • Writing the Half-Hour Comedy 2 ONLINE
  • Writing the Half-Hour Comedy 3 ONLINE

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