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TV Comedy 1 TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop

Online Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25 (5 Sunday 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 Lauren Wells (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), 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 Lauren’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.

Lauren Wells

What We Do In The Shadows

Lauren Wells is a screenwriter who wrote on FX's Emmy nominated television show WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for 3 seasons and was most recently a Story Editor for season six. Prior to getting staffed, she was the show's Writers' Assistant. Additionally, she was a Writers' Assistant on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix), assisted the Line Producer on HAPPY! (SyFy), and was the Showrunner's Assistant on ANGELYNE (Peacock). Over the past year, Lauren adapted Bram Stoker's DRACULA as a twenty episode podcast series called MINA + LUCY'S GUIDE TO SLAYING DRACULA. Produced by Gen Z Media, the series stars Bradley Whitford. Lauren studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre while finishing her M.F.A in Writing and Producing for Television at LIU Brooklyn. She has a B.A. in English from Hobart + William Smith Colleges, where she focused on creative writing and poetry. Lauren's poetry has been featured in New York Quarterly, Everyday Genius, Burner Magazine, and The Legendary. MORE