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TV Comedy 1 TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

Online Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21 (5 Wednesday Evenings)6:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific$525

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Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop is for you. Let successful TV writer Alison Flierl (Bojack Horseman), share her secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and Alison’s help on your script idea, you’ll have developed the formula for your series and defined your main characters.

By the end of this class, you’ll have completed a solid beat sheet of an irresistible comedy pilot that will save you a spot at the writers’ table! Laugh track not included.

33 padders have been staffed & 16 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.

Note: If you’ve never taken a TV writing class before, we strongly recommend you take TV 101 or TV Comedy 101, and TV Structure for Pilot Writing or TV Character Driven Stories or TV: Dialogue Bootcamp in addition to this class.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

If you are unsure of whether your computer can handle video conferencing, please review the system requirements.


Alison Flierl

BoJack Horseman, School of Rock, Conan

Alison Flierl is a writer, producer and actor. She's written on seasons 2 and 3 of BoJack Horseman on Netflix, and season 2 and 3 of School of Rock. She’s also written and performed in sketches on Conan on TBS. She co-created and co-stars in the new comedy digital series Internet Comment Theater for Mashable. She served as an Executive Producer on the feature film Random Tropical Paradise starring Joey Pantoliano, Bryan Greenberg, Brooks Wheelan and Spencer Grammer. Her work has been featured in Cannes International Film Festival, the LA Comedy Festival, the Austin Film Festival, Columbia Film Festival, the LA Comedy Shorts Festival and Interactive Day San Diego. Alison also hosted and produced the podcast 2 Degrees of Alie where she interviewed people working in Hollywood about their stories of breaking into the business. The podcast has been downloaded in 82 countries. MORE