WHEN Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9, 10 am - 4 pm ET - Full Schedule
The sitcom writing experience is different from any other type of creative writing. This intensive weekend course is for writers without professional television experience who want to learn how it's really done.
This class will recreate the authentic experience of a professional writer's room to give students the feel of what it's like to work in the television industry. Students will collaborate on creating individual half-hour scripts for a current television sitcom. Everyone will be encouraged to participate, pitch ideas, and punch up jokes. There are no bad ideas.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Think, talk, and self-edit like a television writer
- Write collaboratively and brainstorm
- Understand the tone, style, and themes of a network or cable show
- Successfully pitch new ideas
- Write your episode synopsis
By the end of class, you will have:
Hands-on experience with the sitcom writing process, a solid beginning of your script, and techniques to make your writing stand out to agents, studios, networks, and executive producers.
Don DeMaio's Courses
The Sitcom Writer's Room New York (Starts June 8)
"Don is a very thoughtful teacher who guided our group in a critical but encouraging way. His real world examples, along with video samples, were helpful. The experience of beating out our spec ideas in a writer's room atmosphere left me much more confident and prepared." -- Katie Petrachonis
"I really enjoyed the chance to present my ideas for a spec episode and get helpful feedback and direction." -- Elizabeth Bloodworth
"Don motivated me to create a script I feel confident about. He taught us a great deal about writing for television and the business aspect of it all. The course lived up to exactly what I was expecting. A+." -- Anthony Iannaccio
"Don is the real deal -- a sitcom & comedy writer with real world experience who can help you make strides in your craft." -- Benjamin Lehmann