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THE SITCOM ROOM
Your opportunity to spend two days
living the life of a sitcom writer.
Hi, I’m Ken Levine.
Recently I had a Big Realization.
With all the writing classes and books around, I realized there’s one thing none of them teach - what it’s actually like being in a sitcom writing room.
Practically all sitcoms are “room written” these days (even single camera shows like 30 Rock
). That’s when a dysfunctional group of funny, creative people somehow manage, collectively, to craft a brilliantly funny (or at least not embarrassing) script while suffering from incredible time pressure and personality clashes.
A Brilliant Idea Or A Lost Weekend?
I found myself imaging a weekend workshop that gives you the hands-on experience you could get only in a professional writing room.
It’ll be a cross between a seminar/workshop and comedy writing fantasy camp.
You’ll work with a small team of fellow writers, ranging from beginners to semi-pros to future Emmy winners.
The 20 attendees will be divided into three writing teams. It’s pretty much guaranteed that by the end of the weekend you’ll leave with several new lifelong friends. (And who knows? Maybe even a new writing partner.)
I’ll be moving from team to team, giving you the best of whatever expertise I’ve picked up in 30 years of TV & movie comedy writing.
You’ll experience what it’s really like to be in a writer’s room complete with bad Chinese food and a script in trouble.
Oh, Yeah. The Actors.
After your team has “fixed” the script, a select group of professional Hollywood actors will perform it for everyone, “live.”
You’ll see what works and what doesn’t.
And then have the opportunity to fix it again.
What If You’ve Never Written Professionally?
I’m looking for 20 nice, smart, interesting people who want to experience what it’s really like to write contemporary TV comedy. Your resumé doesn’t matter.
Sound Like Fun?
You’ll learn a helluva lot, have some laughs, get great practical experience, and I promise we’ll never analyze CASABLANCA.
Two magical days locked in a windowless room near a large airport. Do you really need more convincing?
My previous Sitcom Rooms sold out.
I haven't decided whether to hold another one. But if I do, once again it will be in Los Angeles.
If you want me to let you know if & when I plan another one, please put your name on my Sitcom Room Alert List
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“Will you be bringing The Sitcom Room closer to where I live?”
Sorry, no. Our attendees have come from all
over the U.S. and Canada, as well as from Europe and Scandinavia. Obviously, these are highly motivated
individuals. If you live far from L.A. and are motivated enough to travel for this unique experience, I’d love to
see you at the next one. But please don’t wait for The Sitcom Room to come to your neighborhood, because
that won’t be possible.
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