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TV Comedy 1 TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

Online Jul 27, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Sep 7 (5 Saturday Mornings)10:30am - 1:30pm Pacific$525Limited Spots

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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 Corinne Stikeman (BIG DOOR PRIZE, ANGER MANAGEMENT) 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 Corinne’s help on your script idea, you’ll have developed the formula for your series and defined your main characters.

The Big Door PrizeBy 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.

After studying with us, our alums have landed 390 staff writing positions on shows including FARGO, PERRY MASON, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, THE BROTHERS SUN, FRASIER and DAVE and won 168 fellowships/staffing program spots at organizations including Disney, NBCU, WB, Paramount & Disruptors.

Note: If you’ve never taken a TV writing class before, we strongly recommend you take TV Dramedy 101 and TV Structure for Pilot Writing in addition to this class.

Corinne Stikeman


Corinne Stikeman is a television writer who most recently wrote for two seasons on the critically acclaimed Apple+ series, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE, starring Chris O'Dowd. Corinne previously staffed on SUNSHINE SCOUTS, a Shondaland comedy at Netflix, and ANGER MANAGEMENT, the multi-cam FX comedy starring Charlie Sheen that ran for 100 episodes. Corinne is currently developing a comedy with Buzzfeed Studios; in the past, she's worked with many notable production companies including Chernin Entertainment who developed her pilot UPSTATE with Lynn Shelton attached to direct. Corinne is also a celebrated short story writer. She won a prestigious CBC Literary Award (Fiction) for her piece "Birds That Streak the Sky" which was published in enRoute Magazine. Corinne's stories have since appeared in notable Canadian and American publications including The Malahat Review, The Fog Horn and PRISM International. MORE