THE COMEDY WRITING WEEKEND
The weekend's a bit like a comedy writer's career: we begin by writing jokes; we move to sketch-writing and monologues; we end up creating a sit-com; before getting legless down the pub.
Lectures about writing are like poems about swimming: they may be inspiring but they don't improve your technique. The only way to learn how to write comedy is to come to this workshop and get writing.
In non-stop intensive, practical exercises, you'll develop the basic skills you need to make your material funny in any format or medium you're writing for: film, television, radio, theatre, stand-up, print or Twitter.
Working on your own, in pairs and in groups, you'll:
Bring pencils, notebooks and a list of everything you hate about your friends and family.
SUNDAY: THE SITCOM DAY
Learn some underlying principles through improvisation and dialogue-writing:
Create characters and story lines:
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE IS A BULLET POINT REPORT OF ANY SITCOM COMPLETED AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP.
Whether you're a complete beginner or rusty and needing a work-out, by the end of this weekend you'll have the confidence and the tools to up the humour in your scripts.
St Chad's Street
*Early bird rate £150 (£135 Concessions and affiliated organisations, see below for access to full list).
*Book now for Early Bird rate, valid until 1st February)
PRICE: £199 (£179)
Book THE COMEDY WRITING WEEKEND with THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY and get further a discount of 10%.
BOOK HERE FOR EARLY BIRD RATE
BOOK HERE FOR FULL RATE (Early Bird discount applied until 1st February)
BOOK HERE for the 10% discount if you attend both THE COMEDY WRITING WEEKEND and THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY.
We offer the concessionary rate to all Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
Email Fenella or phone 07515 381586
As a trustee of the Screenwriters' Workshop, Fenella Greenfield was a founder member of Euroscript, helping to launch it as a Media funded European initiative. She has written broadcast scripts for radio and television. She’s a freelance edit producer and promo producer and has won awards both here and in the States for her work. As a writer and development producer, through her company Fenella Greenfield Limited, she develops films and TV programmes; she's a freelance development executive for InDevelopment Productions; she's on the board of Eursocript Produces. As an active member of BAFTA she judges in the ‘Documentary’ and ‘Film Not in the English Language’ categories and is a member of the Screenplay Chapter of the awards.
Check out her website here and her YouTube channel here.