TV Comedy 2 TV Comedy Draft Writing Workshop
LA – East Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2 (10 Tuesdays nights)7:00pm - 10:00pm$1125.00
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You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Todd Waldman (Showrunner, Single By 30, Embeds, 3 Pilots Sold) will take through the paces in this 10-week Los Angeles TV Comedy Pilot Draft Writing Workshop.
He will help you hone your beat sheets, turn them into an outline, and introduce your characters with pizazz. Todd will also show you how to write that killer opening scene and turn your detailed roadmap into literary gold. By the end of this Los Angeles TV Comedy Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll have made progress on your first draft and be on your to way to revising it. Emmy not included.
16 padders have been staffed & 8 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.
Pre-requisite: Beat sheet of TV Comedy, or Dramedy pilot finished in TV I, TV Comedy I, TV Pilot or TV Basic writing class at Writing Pad.
Showrunner, Embeds, Single By 30, Writer, Happy Endings
Todd Waldman has developed pilots at Warner Brothers, FOX, and MTV, and sold an original feature entitled “Beat Kip” to Paramount Vantage. Recently, Todd was the showrunner of the critically acclaimed EMBEDS for Verizon Go90 and YouTube Red’s SINGLE BY 30. Todd was the head-writer for TruTV’s YOU CAN DO BETTER last year and wrote on staff and was a co-producer of MANHATTAN LOVE STORY for ABC. He has been a writer producer at FUNNY OR DIE and written on HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC), written and co-produced AWKWARD (MTV) and written on Bo Burnham’s ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS (MTV). He was previously a part of the Summer of Tears sketch group, for which he won best sketch group at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Before becoming a writer, Todd worked as a development executive at Norman Lear at ACT III and with Jason Reitman at his company Hard C.