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Sitcom Spec Script with Michael McCarthy

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Writing Room 1501 N. Kingsbury St. ChicagoIL  60622
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Writing Room 1501 N. Kingsbury St. ChicagoIL  60622

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About This Activity

The goal of this class is a sitcom spec script of a currently running show, whether single-camera, four-camera, single-camera (cable) or animated--suitable for submission to literary agents, network executives and/or TV executive producers; and to that end the student has complete access to all that The Comedy Lab and The iO Chicago has to offer, including the critique of his or her material in a one-on-one session with the instructor. Here's how it shakes out week-to- week: the student chooses a show and creates six pitches (1st week); a single pitch is chosen and then partially outlined (2nd week); a detailed, scene-by-scene outline is completed (3rd week); special focus on the cold opening, the act break and the tag (4th week); completion of first half of the student’s first draft (5th week); completion of second half of the student’s first draft (6th week); and finally the brutal rewrites, not to mention developing a business plan (7th week); and finally, the student’s final draft after meeting one-on-one with the instructor, taking into account both aspects of the student’s campaign: art and commerce.

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