We’ll look at the big picture of sitcom-writing, as well as the fine detail of why a script might not be working. We will take some of today’s hits apart by taking a scene, examining how it’s constructed, explore how the writers crafted the beats, and perhaps how filming then buggered everything up.
We will also examine why some sitcoms work, where others don’t. Why do the hits appeal to their audience and why are they funny? Why do some hit comedies get revived, while others are relegated to endless repeats? Is it the concept? Is it the writing? Casting? Running time? Narrative arc? So many possibilities.
Join us for what will be a fascinating in-depth examination of the journey from script to sit-com scene.
Appearing in this session
Credits include How I Met Your Mother, Friends; author of The Art of Script Editing
Credits include: Misery Bear, Big Train
Credits include: Plebs, How Not To Live Your Life
Credits include: Plebs, Peep Show, Gap year