Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business. In this six-week online course, you'll discover the artistic and technical considerations that go into making a great sitcom script. You'll master the art of creating concise, sparkling dialogue and telling your story completely through jokes. You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for using sitcom characters to their fullest, creating powerful storylines, and selling your ideas to existing shows.
You'll pick up tricks of the trade and learn to avoid mistakes that mark you as an amateur. And you'll come to understand what happens to your script once you sell it, what happens in a sitcom writers' room, and what happens during the rewrite and punch-up process. Discover from an insider what it takes to get a job in this expanding and lucrative field!
Mindy Glazer has been a staff and freelance comedy writer for over 20 years, and she's now a development executive at a Hollywood production company. In the process of breaking into the business, she made every beginner's mistake possible and yet still managed to find work. Because the industry has become more competitive, she developed her course, "Breaking Into Sitcom Writing," to help aspiring writers avoid the pitfalls. She has taught this subject at numerous colleges and universities in Southern California, and she has had a number of students go on to sell scripts, get agents and jobs, and even win Emmys!