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Creating the Comedy TV Series

Units: 2
Student Level: All

Jun 24 - Aug 2   - Unavailable
In-Person (Ages 16+)
Schedule: Tue/Thu 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Max. Seats: 14
Faculty: Beverly Neufeld

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About the Class

Crafting The Original TV Comedy Pilot class will allow students to develop the next great TV comedy. Students will learn to write a pilot by screening and analyzing sample pilots and discussing successful shows and prototypes. 

Students will study some of the best pilots, then brainstorm, pitch, outline, and craft their own in a collaborative “Writer’s Room” atmosphere alongside other students. Just like in an actual Writer’s Room, you are not alone. We will help brainstorm, structure, flesh out, and punch up the comedy to make your original voice and vision shine! 

Students will also create a series “bible” or pitch doc, describing the world, characters, chief stories and arcs, some sample episodes, and what future seasons might entail. This ensures that each student leaves with a piece of work and a marketing tool to help them pitch it. 

Course Objectives

In this course, students will create, pitch, and write their series concept, receiving feedback as they move through the development stages, which include: 

  • Create the “world” of your show. 
  • Create the characters in your show. 
  • Develop your show’s “story engine.” 
  • Structure your series. 
  • Punch up the comedy 
  • Create a pitch document for potential buyers 

Important Additional Information

  • All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.
  • All dates and times of the course are subject to change


INSTRUCTOR(S): Beverly Neufeld