Sitcom/ Comedy Drama Writer’s Retreat
With Lucy Lumsden & Chris Head
- Starts 6 OctStarts 6 Oct
- 295 British pounds£295
- On Zoom
"The course was fantastic. It felt like a series of friendly, enjoyable conversations, yet I came away with my own writing sharpened up, great advice on where I could improve, and practical guidance on treatments, pitching, story structure, and how commissioning works. I'm a better, more prepared writer than I was going in. So I'd highly recommend this course." A.B. Lucy and Chris are offering a bespoke writers' retreat on Zoom for groups of 4 writers who already understand the nuts-and-bolts of putting a TV comedy script together and are ready to take their writing to the next level. What you’ll get out of it: - a greater understanding of how the TV industry works and how shows get commissioned. - an understanding of the strengths and possible issues of the kinds of ideas you are developing. - a deep dive into your work with Chris to explore how to develop your writing. - a stronger understanding of how to get your work more widely seen and what to do next. Ahead of the course you will submit to Lucy and Chris: - A brief bio, your experience and what you would like to get out of the course - Short pitches for two different TV comedy shows. For the course, this needs to be one side of A4 for each pitch. - Writing example. Up to 10 pages of script. (And you can write a short introductory framing to the script excerpt.) Session 1: Friday 6th Oct 18.30-20.30 Session 2: One-to-one session week commencing 9th Oct Session 3: Friday 20th Oct 18.30-20.30 SESSION 1: The Industry With Lucy & Chris Lucy will also offer comments on your two pitches and we will decide which is the strongest one to move forward with, looking at it from the producer and commissioner’s perspective. We will also look at writing treatments and you can write yours up ahead of the third session. SESSION 2: 60 mins one-to-one with Chris on your writing Various slots available day time and evening. After the first session, you can decide which project to focus on and then you can send the first 15 pages of a script to Chris who will look closely at your writing and give feedback and pointers on developing it as well as talking with you about your ideas for the complete script. Following this, you will then submit 15 pages of rewritten script and your treatment to Lucy and Chris ahead of the third session. SESSION 3: Next steps With Lucy & Chris Lucy will give you feedback on your writing from the producer/commissioner perspective and suggestions for how to take your work forward.
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