May 21 - July 12
Screenwriting: Writing Your Comedy Feature (May 2020)
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Peter Barsocchini
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Learn the foundational elements of writing a comedy screenplay with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. In this live, online course, you will develop a premise into a treatment that can be used to write your first draft. These eight weeks will cover character arcs, comedy structure, situations, motivations, set pieces, and the different types of comedy. Sessions include presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.


  • DURATION: Eight weeks, May 21 - July 12 
  • SCHEDULE: Thursdays, 9am - 11am PT 
    • Extended first class session: Thursday, May 21, 9am - 12pm PT
    • Extended last class session: Thursday, July 2, 9am - 11:30am PT
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between July 6 - 12
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, May 7 at 2pm PT


Applications are now closed.

Instructor
Peter Barsocchini is an American screenwriter/producer best known for The Walt Disney Company blockbuster franchise, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, a series of films seen by more than 600 million original viewers worldwide. It inspired the current Disney streaming series, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL series. more...
Advisor
Margaret is a two time Emmy nominated writer - producer; several season alumni staff writer of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, co-creator of BBC series TOO MUCH SUN and has written numerous television pilots and TV movies. Her feature film comedy writing credits include TROOP BEVERLY HILLS and THE MAN. more...
Advisor
Dick Blasucci began his career writing for SCTV, the NBC late night sketch comedy show. While on SCTV, he won two Emmy Awards for Best Writing and was nominated nine times. more...

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