Creating Comedy for TV

Where: Creative England, 1st Floor 32-36 College Green Bristol, BS1 5SP

When: 14 January 2015 10:30am to 15 January 2015 5:30pm

Creating Comedy For TV - Bristol

Grand Scheme Media with support from Creative Skillset

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 10:30 - Thursday, 15 January 2015 at 17:30 (GMT)
A practical guide to writing and developing cross-platform comedy

This two day expert-led intensive course is designed to help you get the most out of your comedy ideas and writing.

With years of experience in making and commissioning comedy, GRAHAM SMITH & MARK ROBSON are perfectly placed to help you understand the comedy commissioning system, introduce you to the characters responsible for making hit shows, and help you get your ideas to the right person at the right time.

This two day workshop will enable you to understand the politics of the commissioning process, as well as give you on-the-spot feedback about your ideas and scripts.

It will focus on your writing and help you find a platform for your ideas, whether in traditional situation comedy, comedy drama or formatted comedy entertainment (game shows, spoofs, new revues, etc.)

The course will look at different styles of comedy, analyse what works and why it works, discuss dealing with talent and agents, and train you how best to pitch your ideas.

It will offer practical advice on laying out scripts and script editing, as well as forecasting trends in comedy for the coming years.

You will also have a chance to have your work assessed and contribute to group sessions creating comedy material ?on the fly?.

The course will run from 10.30am - 5.30pm both days.

This scheme is funded by Creative Skillset's Skills Investment Funds

Entry Cost: £100

Posted by: Hollie Ebdon, Grand Scheme Media | 08-01-2015

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