Someone forwarded me this bit of information about a free screenwriting conference call that’s taking place this Sunday (November 8th 2009). Since it’s free it seems like there’s not a lot of downside to it. If you’re a comedy writer check it out.
Hollywood By Phone and YourScreenplayMentor.com present
“THE TOP TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
WRITING, PERFORMING & DIRECTING COMEDY”
FREE CONFERENCE CALL
WITH COMEDY EXPERT
Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He has taught workshops and seminars at Dreamworks, Disney, Aardman, and others. He has also taught at UCLA, NYU, and Yale in addition to his own 2-Day Comedy Intensive that he teaches around the world.
Calling All Screenwriters!
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
5:30pm – 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time
(8:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time)
Even if you can’t be on the call live, register below and you will get a free mp3 recording of the call!
Join us for an evening with Comedy Expert Steve Kaplan as he discusses the top ten things you want to know about writing, performing and directing comedy – and you can submit your OWN questions before the call!
SUBMIT YOUR OWN QUESTION ABOUT:
* YOUR COMEDY SCREENPLAY!
* WRITING COMIC RELIEF IN DARKER SCENES!
* WHAT YOU SHOULD BE WRITING…NOW
* WHAT ACTORS LOOK FOR
* WHERE AND HOW TO GET NOTICED
Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy for 15 years, teaching his Comedy Intensive workshops to thousands of students around the world with seminars in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, and Singapore. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, and Yale, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He has also taught workshops and seminars at Dreamworks, Disney, Aardman, and others.
In New York, Steve was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, where he developed writers such as Peter Tolan (Analyze This, Finding Amanda), writer and producer David Crane (Friends, Joey, The Class), writer/producer Tracy Poust (Ugly Betty, Will & Grace), Michael Patrick King (The Comeback, Sex and The City, Will & Grace), David Ives (All In The Timing), Howard Korder (LAKEVIEW TERRACE starring Samuel Jackson and Ashton Kutcher), Lisa Loomer, Tom Donaghy, Kenneth Lonergan and Mark O’Donnell (HAIRSPRAY starring John Travolta) and introduced such performers as Lewis Black, Mercedes Ruehl, Oliver Platt, Helen Slater, Fisher Stevens, Veanne Cox, Sam McMurray, Vickie Lewis and Illeana Douglas.
In Los Angeles, he created the HBO New Writers Project, discovering HBO Pictures screenwriter Will Scheffer (Big Love) and performer/writer Sandra Tsing Loh; and the HBO Workspace, a developmental workshop in Hollywood that introduced and presented performers such as Jack Black and Tenacious D, Kathy Griffin, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (Mr. Show), Josh Malina and Paul F. Tompkins. At the Workspace, he was Executive Producer for the award-winning HBO Original Programming documentary DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Steve has directed in regional theaters and Off-Broadway (including Sandra Tsing Loh’s ALIENS IN AMERICA at Second Stage) and has developed, produced and directed other one-woman shows with actress Lauren Tom and comediennes Nora Dunn and Kathy Buckley.
(and submit your Question!)
When you Register, you’ll receive:
* A link to the MP3 RECORDING of the live interview!
* An MP3 to ANOTHER great interview, FREE!
Even if you can’t be live on the call – be sure to send your question…you may hear it on the call! You’ll also receive a FREE E-book just for submitting a question!