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TV Comedy 1 TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

Online Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 11, Aug 18 (5 Sunday Afternoons)5:00pm - 8:00pm Pacific$5251 Spot Left

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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 Craig Gerard (Co-EP, Disney+, 6 pilots, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), share his 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 Craig’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.

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.

Craig Gerard


Craig was most recently Co-Executive producer of the Disney+ hit, DOOGIE KAMEALOHA M.D. Before that, he staffed on numerous TV shows including the legal comedy, TRIAL & ERROR. Craig got his start writing on the long-running CBS hit show, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, where over six seasons, he rose from Staff Writer to Co-Producer. Along with his writing partner Matthew Zinman, Craig has sold six TV pilots to networks such as CBS and NBC with 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers and CBS Studios as partners. He was also under a three-year development deal with CBS Studios where he developed original material as well as contributed to several of their on-air comedies. Craig graduated from Syracuse University in 2004 with a BA in Television, Radio, and Film from the Newhouse School. MORE