Truby's Genre Secrets Audio Workshop: Sitcom
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The best comedy writing in the entertainment industry is done on sitcoms. But sitcoms are NOT about stringing together a lot of jokes. They are comic short stories, and they have a unique, highly structured form. The trick is knowing the sitcom story structures that actually produce the laughs, writing comedy from character, and playing with the ongoing web of comic oppositions.
The SITCOM COURSE is one of Truby's Writers Studio's most popular, because it shows you all the elements of character, structure, scene and dialogue of this popular form. No other book or course has the depth or breadth of this class. Students range from those trying to break in with a spec script to those established pros who want to learn how to create their own sitcom.
Table of contents:
- How Sitcoms Work
- How to Break Down A Show
- The Sitcom Structure Beats
- The 8 Key Sitcom Characters
- Setting Up the Sitcom Predicament
- Creating the Comic Opposition
- Scams and Disguises
- Comic Nightmares
- How the A + B Scene Weave Works
- Funny Scenes and Funny Lines
- Family Sitcom Beats
- How Modern Family Works
- The Anti-Sitcom & Single Beats
- Sophisticated Beats
- Creating Your Own Sitcom
- Serious Sitcom Beats
- Date available: 07/01/2010
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Meet the Author: John Truby
John Truby is Hollywood’s premiere story consultant and founder of Truby’s Writers Studio. He has worked as a story consultant and script doctor for Disney Studios, Sony Pictures, FOX, and HBO, among others, and has taught his 22-Step Great Screenwriting and Genre classes to over 40,000 students worldwide.