Advanced TV Comedy Writing: The Writers Room

This course is for students who want to take their TV comedy writing skills to the next level. Set up like a real TV writers room, each week students will bring in their work to be read. The ensuing writers room discussion will offer constructive feedback and suggestions on how to develop the ideas further. You will be the head writer for your own TV show, so you are always in control of your idea.

This course is aimed at students who have some experience with writing and/or performing. It will focus on character development, story structure, and writing strong comedic scenes. TV writing is a highly collaborative medium, so in addition to sharing your own work, you will also get involved in offering ideas for fellow students’ projects.

Whether you’re working on a script, series bible, character ideas or episode outlines, the writers room is the perfect setting to share your work in a supportive, creative environment.

Damien Higginbotham is a writer and performer. He completed his masters degree in screenwriting from AFTRS where he has returned as a guest tutor. His pilot script Subscribe! was optioned by BAFTA-winning producers and shopped to major broadcasters in the UK including the BBC and Channel Four. Damien has worked as a screenwriter on a TV series in development at NBC Universal, and his recent script, The Administrators, is a semifinalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition.

This ITS course runs for six weeks, and meets once a week for 3 hours.

This course is capped at 6 people per class.

Registration is $485.

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