19 May 2014

DAVE COHEN 

MAKE A LIVING WRITING COMEDY

WRITE YOUR SITCOM

You've heard the Sitcom Geeks podcasts, now come and join award-winning writer Dave Cohen as he guides you through the steps of becoming a professional comedy writer:

DAY ONE:  Learn about how to break in to the world of comedy writing - jokes, sketches, stand-up, creating your own content on the internet.

DAY TWO: creating your TV or radio sitcom: character, plot, dialogue and visuals, creating a believable, funny world that audiences will want to return to each week. 

We’ll look at all the elements individually that together make great sitcom. We'll begin with character, also how you come up with the best ideas before you even write a word of the script - and how to create the world that your sitcom will inhabit. Then move on to creating plots, making dialogue work, and above all, JOKES. The best plots and jokes are always the ones that emerge from the comedic flaws of our main characters. We'll see how scripts have to be improved and changed on the journey from first draft to broadcast - and we'll look at visual humour, and the differences between sitcom for studio audiences and single camera.

Everyone who attends receives a free pack of notes at the end of the day with details of the TV and radio commissioning process, plus masses of information about companies to contact, how to get your work noticed, and how to earn a living writing comedy.

 The Courses take place from 10am-4pm at

LONDON CANAL MUSEUM, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT

http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/visit/find-us.htm

PRICES

£60 FOR ONE DAY, £90 FOR TWO 

 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK EARLY £42 FOR ONE DAY, £72 FOR TWO DAYS

EMAIL ME IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THIS TWO-DAY COURSE: davecohen58@googlemail.com

This includes tea, coffee and refreshments but not lunch.

Please pay by PayPal - davecohen58@googlemail.com 

No refunds are available.