THE ONE DAY COMEDY WRITING MASTERCLASS

Instruktor
TypKurs stacjonarny
Data15 Lip 2017 - 16 Lip 2017
Cena350 PLN
DOŁĄCZ DO WYDARZENIAZarezerwuj

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Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, Euroscript and StoryLab.pro invite you to spend a weekend in Warsaw, Poland’s historic capital, attending two screenwriting workshops and receiving feedback on your script ideas.
Tutors:  Paul Bassett Davies and Fenella Greenfield

All workshops will be taught in English, no translation.


THE ONE DAY COMEDY WRITING MASTERCLASS

Tutor:  Paul Bassett Davies
Date: Saturday, July 15th
Time: 10:00 – 16:30

Nobody can make you funny – but I can help you become a better comedy writer. Comedy is notoriously subjective, and different people find different things funny. That’s just the way it is.

So, in this workshop we focus on what CAN be learned, which is the craft of comedy writing. We’ll practice and develop the skills that are common to all successful comedy, regardless of taste, fashion or how many drinks you’ve had.

We begin the workshop with a warm-up of simple exercises to locate and flex our comedy muscles by writing basic jokes, using insights into various formats.

Then we’ll look at what makes a classic comedy character. Comedy, like all forms of drama, has strong characters at its heart, and you need to master the keys to creating memorable characters that are timelessly funny.

The next step is to begin using those characters to drive a narrative, starting with sketches and other short formats.

Then, the second half of the workshop focuses on longer formats: sitcom, TV dramedy series, and feature film. We’ll look at narrative structures, and see how successful plotting goes hand-in-hand with character development.

You’ll leave the workshop with an outline for a comedy project and clear ideas about how to develop it.

 

TUTOR:

paul-small  PAUL BASSETT DAVIES

is a veteran comedy writer and producer for stage, TV, radio and film. He’s worked with the biggest names in British comedy, and had his own BBC radio sitcom. He wrote the screenplay for the feature animation ‚The Magic Roundabout’ and his one-man shows have won awards at the Edinburgh festival. His first novel, ‚Utter Folly’, topped the Amazon humorous fiction chart in 2012, and his new novel, ‚Dead Writers in Rehab’ is published by Unbound this April.

Paul has been running his acclaimed comedy writing workshopu for many years, and teaches students at several colleges and universities.

 

Price

As we’re based in Warsaw, the prices are given in Polish Zloty.

Participation in the workshop costs 350 zloty – circa 85 Euro, 90 USD, 70 GBP

JOIN THE WORKSHOP

Location

StoryLab.pro (City center):

ul. Ludwika Krzywickiego 34 / 224
02-078 WarsawPOLAND

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/6JgwobSi6Ax

Transport from Chopin Airport  (6,5 km from City center & StoryLab.pro)

Affordable taxi: https://itaxi.pl/english/ or Uber (you have to meet the driver at departures – upper level).

Transport from Modlin Airport (43 km from City center & StoryLab.pro)
https://www.modlinbus.com