Announcing New Sketch Script Writing Interactive Workshop Online

Sketch Script Writing Interactive Workshop Online

Screenwriting Workshop
Led by Martie Cook,
TV Screenwriter / Producer;
Author of Critically Acclaimed Book,
“Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen”

Saturday, November 13, 2021
2pm to 4pm, EST

Produced and Hosted Online by StudentFilmmakers.com

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WHEN:        
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time/Duration: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST (2 Hours)
Check-In: Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m., EST.

WHERE:     
StudentFilmmakers.com via Zoom
Livestream: This online, interactive screenwriting workshop
will be held in a live, virtual format.

COST:
$180.00. Get $15 off now when you register online today.

STUDENT DISCOUNTS:
Students with valid Student Photo ID receive additional 10% off.
Use coupon code: STUDENT10

You must email your Student Photo ID to: store@studentfilmmakers.com

CLASS SIZE: 35.
Class size is limited for quality.
Registration is first come, first serve.
Reserve your seat today.

SYLLABUS

Topics:

  • What a good sketch and good sketch script writing can do for you, and why you should write one
  • Sketches and sketch script writing that works; and why they work
  • How to make your sketch script writing stand the test of time
  • Incorporating universal humor
  • How to structure your sketch
  • The elements of good sketch script writing
  • Character sketches
  • Story sketches
  • Parody sketches
  • Writing solid jokes
  • The advantage to writing a sketch you can shoot and use as a calling card

Attendance:

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, you MUST attend the full duration of the workshop.

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Workshop Instructor: Martie Cook

Martie Cook has more than three decades of experience as a respected writer and producer of television and film.  She has worked for ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS as well as for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios. www.writetotv.com

A member of the Writers Guild of America West, Cook has written for hit television shows such as the top-ten Nielsen-rated Full House, the cult classic, Charles in Charge, the nontraditional family comedy, Joe’s Life and Rysher Entertainment’s crime drama, One West Waikiki.  Her first screenplay, Zachary’s Truth was a finalist in the prestigious Chesterfield Writers Film Program and in the Massachusetts Screenwriting Competition, before being optioned by Universal Studios.  Her second screenplay, Hit & Run was optioned by Alan Barnette Productions at Universal Studios.

As a producer, Cook has worked for internationally recognized shows such as Entertainment Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The Today Show, as well as for America’s Most Wanted, Better Homes and Gardens, and the PBS Emmy-award winning children’s show Zoom.

Cook is author of the critically acclaimed book, Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen, 3rd edition (Focal Press/Routledge) used by professional writers, in college classrooms, and by budding writers alike.

Cook volunteered to be a writing to two soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  As a direct result of that mentorship, Cook teamed with the soldiers and co-wrote a treatment for a pilot about the war in Afghanistan, which she sold to Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer Television and NBC. Cook also served as a consulting producer on the pilot.  http://deadline.com/2012/09/bruckheimer-tv-produced-military-comedy-lands-at-nbc-with-put-pilot-commitment-339247/

In 2018, Cook mentored 20 promising television writers from across Europe as part of the Series Mania Writers Campus in Lille, France.

Currently, Cook is a professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson College in Boston, a top ten film school, where she teaches film and television writing.  Additionally, she is the creator and director of the BFA in Comedic Arts, a first of its kind degree in the United States. The program has received press from 430 media outlets including  Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/magazine/could-a-college-degree-in-comedy-be-anything-other-than-a-joke.html?partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytmag&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR3_-_A3QiS92btI06BFpbKCDrm01b-SQ0UyAbHzMot8rXsO2s1TVsWP5iE

Cook is also the Founding Director of The Center for Comedic Arts at Emerson College.

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Announcing New Sketch Script Writing Interactive Workshop Online

WORKSHOP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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Workshop Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please read the policies regarding refunds, transfer credits and other important items before you register.

Withdrawals & Refunds

Registration fees are non-refundable unless a participant provides StudentFilmmakers.com with written notice that he or she intends to withdraw from a workshop. See the following details below.

  • Written withdrawal notice must be received by the StudentFilmmakers.com
    at least 30 days prior to the workshop.
  • Withdrawals or requests for a refund may not be made by telephone.
  • Please note that absence from workshop does not constitute notice of withdrawal.
  • Full refund minus a $25 admin fee up to 30 days out of your scheduled training.
  • 50% refund after that up to two weeks out from the scheduled date.
  • No refund within two weeks of the training date.
  • An exception will be made for an unexpected illness, and a refund of 50% or a credit to attend an up-coming workshop can be issued.
  • You can only receive a refund in the original payment method.
  • In lieu of a refund, you can also transfer your spot to someone else. We can transfer tickets up until the day before the event.

No Show

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Workshop Cancellations

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Announcing New Sketch Script Writing Interactive Workshop Online