Here’s some info on a great course on how to WRITE YOUR COMEDY SCREENPLAY – AND DEVELOP YOUR PREMISE INTO A PILOT OR FEATURE SCRIPT – coming up for writers, performers, producers, directors, influencers, YouTubers, TikTokers, content creators, creative execs, and ANYONE who needs to know about writing comedy!
The class is being taught by Comedy Expert Steve Kaplan (consultant to Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, etc.), and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it!
As always, there’s a great discount for INFOLIST.com – details are below!
Feel free to forward if you know someone that would be interested – good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!
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WRITE YOUR COMEDY SCREENPLAY
DEVELOP YOUR PREMISE INTO A PILOT OR FEATURE SCRIPT!
FOR WRITERS, ACTORS, INFLUENCERS, CONTENT CREATORS, DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, CREATIVE EXECS, ETC.
Personalized instruction plus one-on-one consultations!
The Industry’s #1 Course in Comedy
October 21st – November 18th, 2023
(Oct. 21st & 28th, November 4th, 11th & 18th)
10am – 12pm PST each day (1pm-3pm EST)
ONLINE – so you can attend from ANYWHERE!
LIVE in real time via Zoom
Have to miss one? You’ll be able to stream the video on your own time as well!
Comedy expert Steve Kaplan takes you through this five-part class live and in real time online through Zoom.
An interactive workshop that helps you create a great comic premise, and then develop that premise, by focusing on character and theme, into a winning comic narrative. Class includes a private one-on-one Zoom consultation on your finished 5-page treatment.
Class 1: The Comic Hero’s Journey
Class 2: Comic Premise Workshop
Class 3: Developing the Premise, Characters, and Theme
Class 4: Revisions and Comic Dialogue
Class 5: Premise into Treatment
Whether you’re writing a comedy screenplay, working on a sitcom script, creating comedy content for social media, or producing or directing a comedy film or television series, Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Screenplay Intensive is a must for any serious professional. Find out why the top writers, producers and directors from companies such as ABC, Disney, BBC, Dreamworks, Aardman Animation, NBC, Touchstone Television and others regularly attend his famed classes.
Reveal and understand comedy from the inside out!
An interactive workshop that explains comedy and comedy writing from the inside out: how it works, why it works, what’s going on when it doesn’t work, and most importantly, what can you do to fix it in your feature, sitcom, directing, or performance.
“My brother Pete and I get asked all the time by young writers about our philosophy of comedy. We usually just say “try to make your comedy funny”. But from now on I’ll just tell those annoying little suck-ups to read your book. It’s all in there.”
— Bobby Farrelly, Writer/Director, There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber
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ABOUT STEVE KAPLAN:
For years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most respected and sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to consulting and doing workshops for companies such as Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, and others, Steve has taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, and created the HBO Workspace and the HBO New Writers Program, teaching and mentoring some of the biggest writers, producers, and directors in comedy today.
His former students’ accomplishments are unmatched: They have been nominated for 43 Emmy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 3 Golden Globe Awards, 1 American Comedy Award, 6 Writers’ Guild of America Awards, and several others. They’ve WON 10 Emmys, 1 Oscar, 2 WGA Awards, and the American Comedy Award.
From the industry’s top stars to first time comedy writers, producers, directors and performers, Kaplan has worked with and coached the best. Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Screenplay Intensive offers proven and practical methods and principles that help you reveal and understand comedy from the inside out. Top writers, producers and directors from companies such as ABC, BBC, Dreamworks, Aardman Animation, NBC, Touchstone Television, and others regularly attend Steve’s famed class.
OK, you have a great idea for a comedy. Now what? This is a class that explores narrative and story structure from a comedic point of view. Building on paradigms such as The Hero’s Journey, we find that characters in a comic narrative journey down somewhat similar paths, but they take the trip in their own unique fashion, with several surprising detours. And by the end of our journey, you’ll be able to apply that comic paradigm to your own comic concepts. In this interactive online workshop, we’ll cruise on down that road together, examining the Comic Hero’s Journey through films like Groundhog Day, 40-Year-Old Virgin, This Is The End, and others. Finally, we’ll apply that knowledge, culminating in a full treatment of your comic premise.
In this live online five-part workshop, we’ll explore the structure of comedic story and develop fully realized comic treatments.
The Intensive includes interactive exercises, weekly assignments, Q & A time, plus the class includes a private one-on-one consultation with Steve as part of the course.
Class One (October 21st, 2023):
THE COMIC HERO’S JOURNEY
– The comic narrative paradigm
– The one indispensable comic character
– The 8 essential story beats.
Class Two (October 28th, 2023):
COMIC PREMISE WORKSHOP
– How to create your strongest comic idea
– Review and analysis of student’s comic premises.
Class Three (November 4th, 2023):
DEVELOPING THE PREMISE, CHARACTERS, AND THEME
– Developing your premise into a full narrative
– Character and theme-centered development
– Act II Review: Reaction and Connections
Class Four (November 11th, 2023):
REVISIONS AND COMIC DIALOGUE
– Comic dialogue
– Rewrites and revisions
– Act III Review: New Directions, Disconnections, and Race to the Finish
Class Five (November 18th, 2023):
PREMISE INTO TREATMENT
– Review of short treatments
– Private one-on-one consultations begin with the submission of your full treatment.
“I’ve always been told – and have told others – funny can’t be taught. After reading Steve Kaplan’s thoughtful, informative and yes, funny book – I stand corrected. A great read for anyone wanting to break into the comedy game. And for those already in the game, a breezy, welcome jolt of education and inspiration.”
—Peter Tolan, The Larry Sanders Show, Analyze This
“Great job! Everybody really loved your seminar! You’ve completely made a whole new group of friends here at Dreamworks.”
— John Tarnoff, VP at Dreamworks
“Steve Kaplan was a very important influence on me as a young performer and writer. Many of his techniques for analyzing a comedy scene I still use to this day. Although, I make sure I never give him credit.”
— Steve Skrovan, Writer/Producer for Everybody Loves Raymond
“The material he covered confirmed some things we had only guessed at and also opened new doors. There were several moments when his observations rang bells, lit bulbs, threw switches. Simple human truths are often like that. We slap our foreheads and say, ‘I knew that – why did I never think it?’ Wise men like Kaplan tell us things written in our DNA.”
— Tim Ferguson – Writer/ Producer
“My classes in London were a tremendous hit and your Hidden Tools were
a big part of it. Thanks to taking your intensive, I had a terrific framework to build my class around. I came to your intensive to see if comedy could be taught, and learned; and I came away with the assurance that it can. I now have so many valuable tools that will forever effect my teaching, directing and performing. I don’t look at comedy the same way anymore, and because of you, I am a better artist.”
— Peter Michael Marino, Actor, Writer, Teacher.
“I really enjoyed this weekend, thank you. I thought I was going to hate it because I’ve always thought no one can teach how to do comedy. I was wrong.”
— Josh Thomas, “Just Like Me“
Kaplan’s former students have written or co-written:
Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Big Love, King of Queens, Analyze This, The Comeback, Friends, Fun with Dick and Jane, ‘Til Death, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and hundreds of others.
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