The Accidental Careerist
You were always pretty funny, and frankly, most of the sitcoms you grew up watching your Aunt Donna watching were terrible… So what the hell, right, writing for TV? But it wasn’t exactly how George and Jerry made it look (and anyway, there’s already one show about nothing). But still, you help bring entertainment to millions, which is more than those snoots at the New Yorker can say (see above). Now how the hell are you going to become the next Jack Donaghy?
IN-HOUSE DESIGN SERVICES FOR OFF-AIR BROADCAST DESIGN · SVA
What would NBC be without its trademark tri-tone jingle? In this intensive course, you’ll tackle multiple, overlapping projects focused on television network branding. The ultimate in black magic.
THE PRODUCER’S ROLE
· THE NEW SCHOOL
Producers be cold rockin’ a number of hats during the production process. Learn how to wear ‘em all. And then no one can ever tell you, “That’s not how you do it.”
The Unrepentant Dreamer
Oscar Wilde. Lenny Bruce. George Carlin. Comedy is how we deal with the tragedy of existence; it has the power to really change the world. Hey, you’re funny and angry all the time, so why settle for filling on-air coffee cups with whiskey when you should be changing the world?
COMEDY WRITING FOR TELEVISION · NYU
Ad-libbing jokes while watching The View with your friends will only get you so far. Learn the basics of comedic writing for television and create a sketch package ready for submission. Fame to follow closely thereafter.
>SELL IT AND KEEP THE MONEY:
PROTECTING YOUR FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW
· SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
Oh, cool. You have a great TV program (and yes, webisodes count now!). Now you need to sell it. This course teaches you how to negotiate through the contracts and legalese that comes with obtaining a distributor. Fame to follow closely thereafter.
WRITING A SCREENPLAY IN TEN WEEKS · NYU
An intensive workshop designed to turn that vague idea for a movie that you’ve had on the back burner and turn it into a feature-length screenplay. Just like Happy Gilmore. Fame to follow closely thereafter.
THE BUSINESS OF SCREENWRITING · THE NEW SCHOOL
Learn how to land an agent and deal with the unfriendly suits in the biz. Fame to follow closely thereafter.
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