Rewrite Class: TV Comedy Edition

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central
Weekly, starting on Saturday, 08/07 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM PT
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$499.00
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You will be sent an invoice for the remainder of your balance 2 weeks after the start of the program to the email address you use to pay the deposit. Balances must be paid in full prior to the end of the class unless prior arrangements are made. Failure to pay invoices in a timely manner will result in the forfeiture of your spot and you will not be permitted to complete the program. Questions? Email info@roadmapwriters.com.

The first draft is just getting it on the paper. Now that your ideas are on the page, the next step is to take it from half-baked to fully realized. To help you out with that, Roadmap has created a 4-week program to help you identify the issues and areas for improvement that you should focus on when composing your second draft.

Your instructor will read your entire script before the program starts to better help you understand the direction in which you want to take the story and how to further improve dialogue, character, flow, structure, etc.

Each week will start with a lecture that encompasses an overall common issue that most TV comedy scripts face. This will be followed by personalized feedback for each writer targeting specific areas and a face-to-face dialogue on how to potentially improve your overall draft.

Each writer will implement the notes given each week and will submit starred pages tracking the changes so that the instructor can help keep your progress on track.

By the end of only 4 weeks, you will have a strong second draft to start marketing!

Week One - Introduction / First Draft / After the Table Read

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Summary
  • Instructor will lecture on the importance of rewriting
  • Instructor will discuss common reasons to rewrite and the rewrite process
  • Reasons to re-write: flaws in story, structure, characters, dialogue
  • Instructor will give each student feedback on their pages 
  • Live Q&A

Host:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

Week Two - Story and Structure

Date / Time
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Summary
  • Instructor will lecture on the importance of solid structure
  • Instructor will discuss the three-act format
  • Instructor will give each student feedback on their pages
  • Live Q&A

Host:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

Week Three - Characters

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Summary
  • Instructor will lecture on the keys to creating compelling characters
  • Instructor will discuss character backstory, flaws, and motivations, passive characters vs active characters – are your characters driving the action or not
  • Instructor will give each student feedback on their pages
  • Live Q&A

Host:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

Week Four - Humor and Dialogue

Date / Time
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Summary
  • Instructor will lecture on the importance of unique character voices
  • Instructor will discuss joke formats and rhythm / comedy theory?
  • Organic jokes vs inorganic jokes
  • Instructor will give each student feedback on their pages
  • Live Q&A

Host:
Jack Herrguth - Independent Producer, Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

More about
Jack Herrguth
Independent Producer
Former Exec @ Comedy Central

Jack Herrguth is a writer (SISTER, SISTER), executive producer (GALAXY QUEST: IT’S ALL REAL), and entertainment executive (Comedy Central’s NATHAN FOR YOU). He has been successful in digital arenas as well, heading up development for Chris Hardwick's multi-media empire, Nerdist. Jack recently developed the half-hour comedy KILLING IT with Paul Feig.

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.

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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.