British Screenwriter Timothy Harris wrote some of the most enduring comedies of the 80s: Kindergarten Cop, Twins and the Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd Trading Places.
What was it about his writing that attracted some of the biggest movie stars of a generation? How have these films survived despite the notoriously NON-evergreen nature of comedy?
In this session, referencing clips from these films and more, Timothy will provide an in-depth analysis of comedy in film that still holds up decades later. Additionally he will discuss:
- His process for “finding the funny.”
- Working with and writing for comedy legends.
- The state of comedy today, and how it has changed over the last 30 years.
- Where comedy is headed next.
Figuring out what makes audiences laugh is a constant struggle for writers and filmmakers alike. Access to a comedy mind like Harris is a fantastic opportunity to get ahead of the curve for delegates.
Appearing in this session
Credits include How I Met Your Mother, Friends; author of The Art of Script Editing
Credits include: Trading Places, Twins