WRITING THE TV COMEDY PILOT & SPEC

Six Week Class Starts Sunday, June 13th

In this six week webinar, I break down the process of writing a comedy script into six steps: Brainstorming, Pitching, Cards, Outline, Draft and Rewrite.  Using scene analysis and a "live writers room" I'll share the fun of writing comedy while guiding you through the exact same writing process that I use when I run TV writers' rooms. 

This class will be my best yet, because this time while teaching I will be writing my own pilot that I'll take to Netflix,  Peacock, Hulu etc.  So we'll have the fun of engaging in this wonderful art of comedy writing, and creating a script... together! 

 

Hope to see you there, June 13th -- Brent

More About the Class

The class will run for six weeks, meeting live on Zoom on Sundays at 2pm PST.

Each week will focus on a step in Brent's Six Step System, and is designed to help you bring your original pilot or spec of an existing show from concept to completed draft.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no class on July 4th. We'll take a one week break and resume on July 11th. So, the schedule is as follows:

June 13th -- Class One: Brainstorming

June 20th -- Class Two: Pitching

June 27th -- Class Three: Cards

July 4th -- NO CLASS

July 11th -- Class Four: Outline

July 18th -- Class Five: Draft

July 25th -- Class Six: Rewrite

In addition to the live webinars, registrants will also receive an invitation to a Facebook group to communicate and collaborate with fellow classmates, weekly homework assignments, and links to the recordings of each class to view if they are unable to make any live class or to review material.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is each class?

Each class runs approximately an hour and a half.

 

Q: Are the classes recorded?

 

Yes, each class is recorded and available to all registrants. Access will remain available until two weeks after the last class.

Q: Do I need to participate live in the webinar?

No, but you will have the opportunity to engage with your fellow classmates on our Facebook page and in the Zoom chat. Additionally, some volunteers will have the opportunity to appear live on the webinar with Brent in a virtual writers' rooms.

Q: Do I need to have an idea for a script before I register?

 

The class is designed to be useful to writers at any stage of the pilot/spec writing process. So whether you've always wanted to write a script but don't know where to start, or if you're a seasoned pro looking to fine tune your sample for submission, this class will help you come out a better screenwriter than you came in.

Q: Can Brent read my script?

This class does not include an opportunity for your script to be evaluated by Brent or his team, but we strongly encourage you to team up with your fellow classmates in order to pitch and revise your ideas.