Sitcom writing workshops taught by two hugely experienced industry insiders who offer insight and instruction from two perspectives; writing and production.
No Laughing Matter; A One Day Introduction to Sitcom Writing.
Do you aspire to be a sitcom writer? Would you like to join this elite group of angry, frustrated, cynical, sulky, self-pitying whingers? Let Harry Venning and Alison Vernon-Smith show you how to kick down the door of commissioning editors, slap them in the face with a script they can’t ignore and book your seat at the front table at the BAFTAs. **
This one-day introduction covers the fundamentals of situation, character, plot line and joke structure. Included in the price is a script or outline analysis for up to one month post-workshop.
Nobody says it’s going be easy. But then nobody said it would be easy to watch Mrs Brown’s Boys.
This is a small workshop, only ten places. Price is £120 for the day including biscuits and endless cups of tea. Or coffee. Please contact for payment schedule and cancellation rates.
** Not legally binding
Next date 19th May ONCA, Brighton https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/no-laughing-matter-an-introduction-to-sitcom-writing-126826/
Pulling Teeth – A two-day exploration of sitcom writing.
An comprehensive examination of the art of sitcom-writing with practical exercises and special industry guest speakers. Twice as much depth as the one-day one.
Next date TBC
Banged Up. A residential sitcom-writing course.
An exhaustive, possibly exhausting, immersive sitcom study weekend.
Early autumn 2018. Contact for details.