`Writing the Sitcom' workshop offered for aspiring TV scribes

`Writing the Sitcom' workshop offered for aspiring TV scribes Neil Boushell, a Hollywood television writer, will offer a non-credit seminar on "Writing the Sitcom," at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on February 8-9. The workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of creating half-hour comedies and cover topics such as how networks find writers, writing a `spec' script, breaking into the business, and finding an agent.

`Writing the Sitcom’ workshop offered for aspiring TV scribes 

Neil Boushell, a Hollywood television writer, will offer a non-credit seminar on Writing the Sitcom, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on February 8-9. The workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of creating half-hour comedies and cover topics such as how networks find writers, writing a `spec’ script, breaking into the business, and finding an agent. 

The sessions run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Building, room 156. Parking is available in lot 8/9. 

Boushell, a UMass Amherst alumnus, whose TV credits include FOX’s The Simpsons, WB’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Howard Stern’s Son of the Beach, plans to run the seminar like an actual Hollywood Writer’s Room, with participants collaborating around a large conference table. 

Fee for the course is $200. Early registration is recommended, as class size is limited. For more information, contact the UMass Dartmouth Continuing Education Office at (508) 999-8071.


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