Comedy Screenwriting 101 - WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday September 22nd 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Are you interested in writing for TV or creating your own web series? In this class we'll cover the basics of comedy writing for TV and the web. Topics include: Original Pilots, spec scripts, creating strong comic characters, episode structure, plots, outlines, formatting and more. We'll discuss how the Canadian TV industry works (producers, broadcasters, agents, Writers Guild, infrastructure, funding systems, pitching and breaking in), with helpful industry guest(s).

Students with projects to share can also get valuable feedback on their work. Comedy Screenwriting 101 will expand your understanding comic screenwriting and provide many valuable tools and information. Oh yeah - it's also really fun.

Sat. Sept 22nd
Sat. Sept 29th
Sat. Oct 13th
Sat. Oct. 20th
[No class on Sat Oct 6th due to Thanksgiving]

Time: 2PM - 5PM

Cost: $250 (includes HST; payment can be made by eTransfer)



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).