The 2015 National Sitcom Contest Writing Competition Workshop is a four-hour workshop designed to answer questions and needs of individuals attempting to write an original sitcom that is ready to present to a television professional.
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Hosted by veteran TV and comedy writers Bo Kaprall and Scott Hansen, you will learn the structure and terms necessary for a professional script, tips on how to make it funny and how to get it read.
Topics will include:
Structure and Form
The importance of the outline.
“The Acts” (including Teaser, Act Breaks and The Ending)
Sit Com writing terminology
The Importance of Dialogue – Even Comedy Needs Drama
How to hook the viewer
Creating Original Concepts
Connecting with your audience
Creating Original Characters – (The antagonist-protagonist)
Character Arcs- Developing characters
A and B Plots
The Importance of “Spec” Scripts.
Collaborating at the “table” or in a “room”
Getting your spec script read
Freelance vs. staff writing
Making it funny.
Question & answer period