Write Your TV Comedy Pilot with Emmy-Nominated TV Writer

Michael Poisson
Writer/Producer
ROBOT CHICKEN [Adult Swim], RAISING DION [Netflix]
Saturdays 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 & 11/2 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

There are several reasons why a solid TV Comedy script can give you a competitive edge. For one, execs are always on the hunt for funny and unique TV projects, yet they struggle to uncover these gems. Moreover, busy managers are often more eager to read a 30-pg vs. 120-pg sample to get a sense of a writer’s voice.

This hands-on, interactive class will walk you through all the proper steps to create a unique, comedic, and compelling TV Comedy script. You will be trained by Michael Poisson, Emmy-nominated writer of Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN. This class will include weekly lectures, personalized assignments, a private consultation plus email exchange throughout the course of the class!

In This 6-Week Class, You Will Learn How To:

  • Create themes that are relatable to a broad audience
  • Construct an engaging story engine
  • Write comedic moments that will leave an audience in stitches
  • Find your unique voice and put that fresh style on the page
  • Capture your reader in the first 10 pages
  • Hook an audience with witty dialogue
  • Learn the value of a logline and treatment
  • How to world build in comedy
  • Learn how to properly construct act breaks
  • + Includes a private one-on-one consultation on your final script!

Leave this 6-week course with a first draft of your TV Comedy Pilot ready to market!

About Your Host

Michael Poisson is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who is currently staffed on Adult Swim's ROBOT CHICKEN. He was previously staffed on Netflix's RAISING DION and recently attached Red Hour (Ben Stiller's company) to one of his pilots. He has served as a producer and Creative Director for Silent Machine Entertainment (Krysten Ritter's company), where he oversaw the creation, development, and pitching of various television projects including single cam/multi-cam comedies, and dramas. He recently finished shooting the THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN in New York for the Pop network, where he worked as co-Executive Producer on the pilot. Michael has also had a pilot in development with DarkFire Television (Ryan Reynolds’ company), as well as a graphic novel published by Fanboy Comics: www.thearcscomic.com. His writing has placed in various competitions including the Austin Film Festival and TVWriter.com. Michael has also previously served as a writer's assistant on the Fullscreen/Audience Network series CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!