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“The Business of Comedy Writing”
July 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$60 – $75
Content is king. Whether you’re looking to make a business of comedy or are looking to inject a little fun into dead pan biz writing, this class is for you!
With the rapid expansion of online streaming platforms and the shift of advertising dollars away from conventional print methods and over to new venues like branded web-series, there are more creative writing jobs than ever before! How awesome is that?
In this 3-hour course you’ll learn how companies are adapting to these changes. If you are an existing comedy writer, you will learn the basics of putting together a packet for shows like “Saturday Night Live.” If you are a business wanting to amp up your writing skills, you will learn how the tool of short form writing can help you with everything from blog posting to tweeting.
Whether it’s planning a small presentation, increasing social media visibility, taking your writing to the next professional or launching a new product, learn how vastly utilized creative writers are to their process and what you can do to prepare yourself for this new wave of creative opportunities.
About the instructor: Zack Gutin is a multi-faceted writer and the Vice President of Final Draft Inc. A former staff writer for Script Magazine, Zack’s work has also appeared in Emmy Magazine and on popular filmmaking websites like TheScriptLab.com and Fylmz.com. As a screenwriter, Zack is represented by Kaplan/Perrone, one of the top literary management companies in Hollywood. He’s worked on several television shows, including Saturday Night Live, and was a writer for the award-winning LA-based sketch comedy troupe Drug Puppy. A graduate of both the Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade writing programs, he also has extensive experience using short-form creative writing for branding videos, web series and business presentations.
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Presented by StoryU Arts. Sponsored by Improvhi.