The Sitcom Writers' Room: Six Weeks to Script

at Flappers Comedy University - Burbank

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$295 6 seats left
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Thu, Jan 16, 7:00pm - Feb 20, 10:00pm (6 sessions)

Burbank, The Valley
118 E Magnolia Blvd
Btwn N San Fernando Blvd & N 1st St
Burbank, California 91502
Venue: Waldorf Room
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Steve Trautmann

What you'll learn in this comedy writing class:

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 TV writers' room. Through a combination of lectures, examples, worksheets and exercises - as well as copious amounts of actual writing! - this course will take students through the process of development, and using their own original characters and ideas, show them how to apply proper technique and structure that will result in a finished professional sitcom pilot script.

That's right... at the end of this six-week course (with plenty of your own hard work and creativity, naturally!), you will leave this class with an actual script in hand, written entirely by you!

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann 6 $295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Jan 23 7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann
Thu, Jan 30 7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann
Thu, Feb 06 7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann
Thu, Feb 13 7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann
Thu, Feb 20 7:00pm - 10:00pm Steve Trautmann

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Question from Anonymous
Is this an online course or in person, because I'm in Toronto. If in person could you point me in the direction of an online course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, there! This class is held in a classroom set up. Unfortunately, we don't have online classes for this at the moment but you can check back from time to time to see if we will offer an online class in the future.
Question from wearywriter
Does this class teach you how to write and create a format for your ideas? Or is it free form with a few worksheets to get you to think for yourself and then trial and error with writing?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, this class teaches you how to write and format your ideas. The school recommends coming into the class with a rough idea for a sitcom! It doesn't have to be fleshed out; just something simple like "I'd like to write a show about my time in the military" or "I've got an idea about these three guys who run a bar", etc. (It'll get fleshed out in the class).
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The School will also discuss things like show styles, character arcs, story beats, outlining, and more; through the six weeks, you will be walked through the entire process of creating a script. If you do all of the homework assignments, by the end of the six weeks, you will actually leave the class with a completed pilot script. Hope this helps!
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The Sitcom Writers' Room: Six Weeks to Script
Reviewed by Meryl K. on 12/15/2018
Steve is great! Love him.
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