Crash Course: Creating a Sustainable TV Comedy

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Jon-Alexander Genson - Literary & Development Coordinator, Sheree Guitar Entertaiment
Every other week, starting on Saturday, 09/25 @ 3:00PM - 5:00PM PT
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Who's heard this one after telling someone about your pilot: "Great idea, but I don't see where this goes from here"? We have, and we don't mind answering it. But wouldn't it be great if everyone you pitched your pilot to/read your script had no problem seeing where the story goes from the pilot? We know our pilot is the template as well as the foundation for many years of content. Making sure your pilot conveys that, though, is easier said than done. 

To help us learn how to craft the killer pilot, Roadmap welcomes the impeccable Jon-Alexander Genson for this special two week clinic! 

This Two Week Clinic Will Cover:

  • The building blocks of a comedy pilot 
  • How to set up the series
  • Crafting compelling characters 
  • Feedback on your first 10 pages

Week One - A Sustainable Premise

Date / Time

This week, we will learn what elements make a TV comedy sustainable over multiple seasons, and how to incorporate those elements into the pilot. 

Week Two - Feedback on Your Pages

Date / Time

Your Instructor will give you feedback on the first 10 pages of your comedy pilot and answer your questions. 

More about
Jon-Alexander Genson
Literary & Development Coordinator
Sheree Guitar Entertaiment

A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Creative Writing, Jon-Alexander Genson is currently an executive assistant at Sheree Guitar Entertainment, a talent and literary management firm based in Beverly Hills and New York with clients staffed on a variety of shows including Netflix's DISENCHANTMENT, CBS’ THE UNICORN, Fox’s BOB’S BURGERS, and ABC's BLACK-ISH and THE ROOKIE. Jon spent six years in the US Army as a Military Police Officer before starting his career at Park Artists Group and Aperture Entertainment (MY FRIEND DAHMER).

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.