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TV Comedy 2 TV Comedy Draft Writing Workshop

Online Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Dec 7, Dec 14, Jan 11 (10 Monday Evenings)6:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific$11401 Spot Left

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Pre-requisite: Beat sheet for a 1/2 hour comedy or dramedy finished in TV 1 or TV Comedy 1 at Writing Pad. No 1 hour projects allowed, no projects that have not been vetted in a Writing Pad TV 1 class.

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Alison Flierl (BoJack Horseman) will take you through the paces in this 10-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Draft Writing Workshop. She will help you hone your beat sheets, turn them into an outline, and introduce your characters with pizazz. Alison will also show you how to write that killer opening scene and turn your detailed roadmap into literary gold. By the end of this Online TV Comedy Draft Writing Workshop, you’ll have made progress on your first draft and be on your to way to revising it. Emmy not included.

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

Prerequisites: Beat sheet for a 1/2 hour comedy or dramedy finished in TV 1 or TV Comedy 1 at Writing Pad. No 1 hour projects allowed. You must have worked on this beat sheet in TV 1 or TV Comedy 1.

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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