TRUE TALES FROM THE WRITERS' ROOM: The Business and Craft of Writing
Kevin Maher is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer who’s worked for HBO, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, AMC, CNN, MoMA and Troma. His resume credits include live TV comedy, an animated Christmas special, a Universal Studios theme park ride, basic-cable clip shows, a doomed Wizard of Oz remake, an online novella, a Christian teen talk show – and that’s just the stuff that made it to the resume. He’s also created 5 web series, optioned a cartoon show, edited a book about super-heroes, wrestled a turkey with Adam Sandler, and wrote 100 haiku about Batman (on a dare).
In his writing workshop Kevin uses interactive techniques to let the room determine the topics of discussion. Along the way Kevin covers subjects like:
• How writing for TV is like working at Pizza Hut
• Figuring out your dream job
• The biggest problem in the entertainment industry
• What to ask in a job interview
• My First TV Pitch
• How to scientifically determine when to turn down a job
• The dangers of bad advice
• VH1 vs. George Orwell
• What’s expected of TV writers
This inspiring, entertaining workshop has been presented at MTV Networks, The School of Visual Arts, and Reel Works Brooklyn, to name a few. With each talk, Kevin has been invited back to give it again. Kevin’s writer-produer reel: http://vimeo.com/20500591
$40.00 per person. Maximum of 16 participants. No previous experience necessary.
Day/Time: Saturday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Class Dates: 4/28/12
Student Showcase: None
Class Location: ImprovBoston
Instructor: Kevin Maher
** Workshop discounts for GEEK WEEK performers and IB Faculty
** Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the promo code
ImprovBoston presents GEEK WEEK, celebrating all of geek culture, including science fiction, fantasy, comic books, anime, videogames, and superheroes, across all comedy performance styles, including improv, sketch, stand-up, video, musical comedy, and storytelling.