Genre Series: Comedy 101

Nick Watson

Whether you’re new to writing or have been slaving away on screenplays and pilots for years, you probably have a genre or two in which you prefer to write. Maybe your favorite film as a child was a comedy, or maybe Alfred Hitchcock was your inspiration to pursue entertainment. Or maybe you saw Casablanca in college and can still remember how it made you feel. Whatever genre in which you feel compelled to storytell, there’s something about that specific method that draws you to it. But do you really know what makes the genre work? Do you know the history, the trends, the conventions that go into building a comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, or thriller? And do you know when and how to break from convention?

If the answer was no to any of those questions, then the Genre 101 Series is for you! By better understanding the differences, tools, and methods of storytelling each genre provides, you can become a significantly more effective screenwriter. Join us for this upcoming webinar where we’ll focus on the hilarious comedy genre.

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • The fundamentals of comedy
  • Comedic characters and archetypes
  • Story and structure
  • Jokes
  • Comedy formats and genres
  • Live Q&A
About Your Host

Nick Watson worked as a late-night and sitcom writer in Australia, and taught Screenwriting at the University of Melbourne, before moving to Canada and then the US, where he continued a career in film and television production on such shows as THE MUPPETS, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE ORVILLE, and THE COOL KIDS. He was brought on as a Creative Executive for boutique production and management companies Artillery Creative and Station 3 Entertainment, where he worked in development and production on a number of film and TV projects, including Freeform’s SIREN. Most recently, Nick wrote for Hasbro’s LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN on Discovery Family, and was a staff writer on Season 2 of the animated sitcom FINAL SPACE for TBS.


What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!

**If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email!

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