COMEDY BAR PRESENTS: COMEDY SCREENWRITING 101
Are you interested in writing for TV or creating your own web series? In this class we'll cover the basics of comedy writing for TV and the web. Topics include: Original Pilots, spec scripts, creating strong comic characters, episode structure, plots, outlines, formatting and more. We'll discuss how the Canadian TV industry works (producers, broadcasters, agents, Writers Guild, infrastructure, funding systems, pitching and breaking in), with helpful industry guest(s).
Students with projects to share can also get valuable feedback on their work. Comedy Screenwriting 101 will expand your understanding comic screenwriting and provide many valuable tools and information. Oh yeah - it's also really fun.
Sat. Sept 22nd
Sat. Sept 29th
Sat. Oct 13th
Sat. Oct. 20th
[No class on Sat Oct 6th due to Thanksgiving]
Time: 2PM - 5PM
Cost: $250 (includes HST; payment can be made by eTransfer)
"Take Anne's class! It's an incredibly valuable, well-structured, practical, and illuminating entry to
television writing that demystifies the process and gives you the tools to write what you want. She breaks
things down clearly and in an incredibly interesting way, and has industry knowledge to answer any
question you might have. Best of all, it's a damn fun class."
- Grace O'Connell
"Anne Fenn is a wonderful teacher... She's warm, intelligent, focused, and attentive - I learned a lot from her."
- Ashley Botting
"Anne is an engaging, experienced instructor with boundless enthusiasm for the craft of comic
story-telling. She has all her own teeth and is even occasionally funny."
- John Whitcher
"Anne Fenn, story editor: the most fun I've ever had while being told my script sucks. Just kidding. Anne
story edited my half-hour original pilot called on 100 Blackouts. Her thoughtful notes were incredible and
the rewrite was like night and day. Along with making the top 10 at Final Draft, it ended up winning the
Telefilm New Voices Award at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, and won Bronze at Page
International Screenplay Awards. I'm grateful to have had such an amazing teacher."
- Vivian Lin, screenwriter/producer
ABOUT ANNE FENN
Anne is a writer/story editor, teacher and TV development executive. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Canadian Film Centre, Anne has over 20 years' experience writing comedy for film, TV, radio, stage and print and has extensive experience as a development executive (Back Alley Films, Amaze Film & Television, CTV). She loves teaching and just completed her ninth year of teaching Sitcom Writing at Humber College's Comedy Writing & Performance program. Anne's diverse experience also includes stand-up comedy, satirical songs for CBC Radio, and most recently, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from King's College/Dalhousie (2018).