COMEDY BAR PRESENTS: SCREENWRITING 101
Want to write for TV or create your own web series? This four week workshop covers the basics of comedy writing for TV and the web. Topics include: original pilots, spec scripts, creating strong comic characters, episode structure, plots, outlines and formatting. Learn how the Canadian TV industry works (producers, broadcasters, agents, Writers Guild, infrastructure, funding systems, pitching and breaking in).
You don't need to have started working on a project to register for the class, however students with projects to share can also get valuable feedback on their work. A great workshop if you’re at the beginning of your TV/web career!
Saturday July 6th 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday July 13th 12:30-3:30pm
Saturday July 20th 12:30-3:30pm
***SUNDAY July 28th 4-7pm***
Cost: $250 (includes HST; payment can be made by eTransfer)
"Take Anne's class! It's an incredibly valuable, well-structured, practical, and illuminating entry to
television writing that demystifies the process and gives you the tools to write what you want. She
breaks things down clearly and in an incredibly interesting way, and has industry knowledge to
answer any question you might have. Best of all, it's a damn fun class."
- Grace O'Connell
"Anne Fenn is a wonderful teacher... She's warm, intelligent, focused, and attentive - I learned a lot
- Ashley Botting
"Anne is an engaging, experienced instructor with boundless enthusiasm for the craft of comic
story-telling. She has all her own teeth and is even occasionally funny."
- John Whitcher
"Anne Fenn, story editor: the most fun I've ever had while being told my script sucks. Just kidding.
Anne story edited my half-hour original pilot called on 100 Blackouts. Her thoughtful notes were
incredible and the rewrite was like night and day. Along with making the top 10 at Final Draft, it
ended up winning the Telefilm New Voices Award at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, and
won Bronze at Page International Screenplay Awards. I'm grateful to have had such an amazing
- Vivian Lin, screenwriter/producer
ABOUT ANNE FENN
Anne is a writer/story editor, teacher and TV development executive. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Canadian Film Centre, Anne has over 20 years' experience writing comedy for film, TV, radio, stage and print and has extensive experience as a development executive (Back Alley Films, Amaze Film & Television, CTV). She loves teaching and just completed her ninth year of teaching Sitcom Writing at Humber College's Comedy Writing & Performance program. Anne's diverse experience also includes stand-up comedy, satirical songs for CBC Radio, and most recently, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from King's College/Dalhousie (2018).