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Humor writing is not just a talent reserved for those who are “naturally funny.” It's a skill you can learn, hone, and then rely on every time you sit down to write. If you are a TV or screenwriter, essayist, storyteller, comedian, or even if you are in the corporate world, this is the workshop for you! Through lectures, innovative writing exercises,...

$99
Th.   Jan 8th - Feb 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
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In this class, Victor will give you everything you need to write a knockout half-hour pilot. By the end of this class, you’ll have developed the formula for your series, defined your main characters, and completed a draft of an irresistible pilot. Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let...

$595
T.   Dec 2nd - Jan 20th, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we offers a workshop where you write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and new inspiration.The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of...

$37
Su.   Nov 30th, 11am
All levels
Sunday November 30 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
Sunday December 7 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
Sunday December 14 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
Sunday December 21 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
Sunday December 28 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
Sunday January 4 11am - 1pm 1 Session $37
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Good grammar opens so many doors! Come ask all your English grammar questions and learn to correct common mistakes in a fun, highly interactive grammar refresher course that uses original materials and the world’s most popular grammar workbook. If you have intermediate to advanced language skills, get clear, easy-to-understand explanations that will...

$89
W.   Jan 7th - Feb 11th, 2:30pm
Beginner
(25)

Discover how to write your own story in short prose form. Study the techniques of seasoned authors and apply what you learn to carve out the sweep of your story: the beginning, middle, and end. Using in-class exercises, we’ll focus on character development, setting, plot, structure, and your own unique point of view and voice. Advice will also be...

$102
Sa.   Jan 17th - Jan 31st, 10am
All levels
(25)

Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.Learning Objectives - This Business Writing...

$325
M.   Dec 15th, 9am
All levels
Monday December 15 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Thursday March 5 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
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Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot  and make decisions about your new series in this intensive from Pilar Alessandra.In this class you will:Identify the tone and scope of your series.Break story on your original pilot.Make decisions about structure.Define your characters and prospective relationships.Explore...

$150
Su.   Dec 7th, 10am
All levels

In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...

$160
Sa.   Dec 27th, 9:30am
All levels

You don’t just want to write a post, you want to kick your blog into overdrive and garner legions of followers. Let award-winning blogger Jessie Rosen show you how. In this one-day class, she’ll help you craft captivating titles for your posts and write appealing stories that keep your readers hooked.Through an informative craft talk, you learn...

$90
Su.   Dec 7th, 12pm
All levels
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Come with your story idea (any TV category) and characters or come just to learn. If you bring your idea with you, then you will have a chance to work on your log line and characters with an industry pro and more.

$270
Sa.   Jan 17th, 11am
All levels
Saturday January 17 11am - 4pm 1 Session $270
Saturday January 31 11am - 4pm 1 Session $270
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This class teaches the basics of sketch writing. What makes the premise of your sketch funny? Learn heightening and writing efficiently in your scenes. Different types of sketches will be introduced as will rewriting sketches, and writing with others. There will be home-work assignments each week. No prerequisite to start this class - Level 1...

$350
Th.   Jan 8th - Feb 19th, 7pm
Beginner
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Thursday January 8 7pm - 9pm 7 Sessions $350
Saturday January 10 12pm - 2pm 7 Sessions $350
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Students will build on the skills learned in Sketch 1 to generate material for stage and television. Notes from the instructor will become more specific and focused on producing professional sketches. The final weeks of class will focus on writing for Saturday Night Live and Television Talk shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

$350
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 21st, 3pm
Intermediate
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Unlock The Story Within is not a formulaic approach to story structure. Through this workshop you will discover how you are uniquely qualified to tell your story. The very fears that kept you stuck are, in fact, your way into the story. Unlock The Story Within will help you to articulate what you didn’t know you were trying to say.The conscious mind...

$75
Th.   Dec 4th, 6:30pm
All levels

Students will be able to make a project that can take the shape of a rough draft of a feature film, a draft of a shootable short, or an outline and treatment of a feature or TV project. This hands-on workshop is designed for people with little or no experience in screenwriting. The course introduces students to the craft and tools of dramatic film...

$4,200
M.T.W.Th.F.Sa.   Jan 5th - Jan 31st, 9:30am
All levels
(1)
Monday January 5 9:30am - 7pm 24 Sessions $4,200
Monday June 22 9:30am - 7pm 24 Sessions $4,200
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The goal is to finish the course with a first draft of an original screenplay. The New York Film Academy has distilled the essential elements from the world's best screenwriting programs to create a super-intensive screenwriting workshop. It is designed for individuals with little or no screenwriting experience who are ready, willing, and able to work...

$3,300
M.T.W.Th.F.Sa.   Jan 5th - Feb 28th, 9:30am
All levels
(1)
Monday January 5 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $3,300
Monday March 2 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $3,300
Saturday April 4 9:30am - 7pm 73 Sessions $3,300
Monday July 6 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $3,300
Tuesday September 1 9:30am - 7pm 53 Sessions $3,300
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This second in a series of three, INTERMEDIATE PILOT & SPEC writing is recommended for graduates of the first class OR students who have a general knowledge and structure of script writing (meaning you’ve written at least one or two specs) and you’re looking to hone your abilities and learn the skills that will help you deliver a script head...

$350
M.   Jan 5th - Feb 16th, 7pm
Intermediate
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The goal is to finish the course with a first draft of an original screenplay. The New York Film Academy has distilled the essential elements from the world's best screen writing programs to create a 12 week evening screenwriting workshop.It is designed for individuals with little or no screenwriting experience who are ready, willing, and able to work...

$2,800
M.T.Th.   Jan 12th - Apr 2nd, 7:15pm
All levels
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Monday January 12 7:15pm - 9:45pm 36 Sessions $2,800
Monday June 15 7:15pm - 9:45pm 50 Sessions $2,800
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This class is an ongoing workshop for writers who seek to complete their work for publication. The Rewrite Master Class is limited to eight students per semester. This workshop is open to writers of fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. Each semester is twelve weeks.

$975
Sa.   Jan 3rd - Mar 21st, 10am
All levels
Saturday January 3 10am - 1pm 12 Sessions $975
Saturday April 4 10am - 1pm 12 Sessions $975
Saturday September 5 10am - 1pm 12 Sessions $975
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The 90-Day Screenplay is an intensive workshop designed to guide the screenwriter from initial idea, through first-draft, and finally to the completion of a polished screenplay. This workshop is available to screenwriters at all levels.The first month is dedicated to stream-of-consciousness writing exercises as you begin to develop a relationship to...

$1,095
T.   Jan 6th - Apr 7th, 7pm
All levels
Tuesday January 6 7pm - 10pm 14 Sessions $1,095
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 14 Sessions $1,200
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