TV Comedy 101 TV Writing Fundamentals Seminar
Online Sep 26 (1 Saturday Afternoon)2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific$951 Spot Left
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Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format.
Have you always wanted to develop a comedy for TV but weren’t sure where to start? In this one-day seminar format Online TV Comedy 101 Clinic, veteran TV Writer Todd Waldman (Showrunner, Single By 30, Embeds, Happy Endings, 3 pilots sold) teaches you the essentials of the biz & helps you discover if comedy is right for you. The class covers half-hour comedy structure, writers’ room protocol, what you have to do to get started, how to break in, joke structure & more. By the end of the class, you’ll have everything you need to get your career on track. Emmy not included. 33 padders have been staffed & 18 won fellowships at ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC after taking our TV classes.
Note: This class will be limited to 25 students.
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.
Showrunner, Embeds, Single By 30, Quibi, Happy Endings, WB TV
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, YouTube Red’s SINGLE BY 30, a brand new show for Quibi and sold a pilot to WB TV. Todd was the head-writer for TruTV’s YOU CAN DO BETTER 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.