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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 Proper use of...

$350
F.   Sep 16th, 9am
All levels
(23)
Other Dates (3)

In a hands-on writer’s workshop, learn how to revise and polish your stories to develop their full potential. Bring to class your fiction or creative nonfiction work-in-progress, and—in a positive and supportive environment—you’ll receive meaningful feedback and helpful critiques from your instructor and fellow writers.

$109
6 sessions
W.   Sep 7th, 1pm
All levels
(184)
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You know the situation: your life. Now how do you craft a meaningful story from it? Come find out how to create a focused narrative out of the many fascinating elements of your life. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, explore the different facets of memoir writing, including setting and place, point of view, voice, character arcs, and engaging...

$109
6 sessions
Th.   Sep 8th, 6:30pm
All levels
(184)
Other Dates (2)

Filmmaking begins with story development and script writing. This workshop covers techniques to crafting a quality, marketable screenplay. Topics will include loglines, genres, characters, dialogue, story structure, rules, Aristotle´s Poetics, and common mistakes. This material is for current and would-be comedic short and feature film screenwriters,...

$49
T.   Aug 16th, 10am
All levels
(13)

In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer! TESTIMONIALS "Not only is...

$49
Th.   Aug 18th, 10am
All levels
(13)
Other Dates (2)

Learn how to build a professional portfolio that will land you the most lucrative assignments.If you like to read and have a flair for writing, you can supplement your income as a freelance reader. Film studios and producers need to have hundreds of scripts and books read each day - and freelance readers are paid to do it. Find out where the jobs are...

$43
Su.   Jul 31st, 9am
All levels
(178)

The skills of creative writing are taught and explored, as well as methods to put aside the critical mind. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language. Scrutinizing character and event, or soaring high above our lives to see patterns unseen from the ground, we find ourselves...

$160
4 sessions
M.   Aug 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
(5)
Other Dates (15)

It's one of the dream jobs of many comedians: working in a real writers' room on the staff of a hit TV sitcom. But how do you get that job? What is it like? And most importantly... can I really do it? In this intense six-week course, students will begin to craft their very own sitcom script in a classroom experience designed to mimic working in an...

$295
6 sessions
Th.   Aug 25th, 7pm
All levels
(13)

Do you dream of making the leap from comedy club stage to household television screen? Do you have the perfect idea for your own sitcom, but just don't know how to put it all together on the page? In this intense three-hour workshop, you'll learn about the basics of sitcom structure, and begin to get an understanding of how to develop and outline...

$49
M.   Aug 15th, 10am
All levels
(13)

Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you’re a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such...

$89
6 sessions
Sa.   Sep 10th, 11am
Beginner
(184)

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Empower yourself in your journey from the blank page to the silver screen! In a hands-on workshop for screenwriters who have written at least a short or a feature film, gain practical tools to solve both storytelling and business issues. Find out how to address typical concerns of a screenwriter--from researches to writer’s block, from story structure...

$129
6 sessions
W.   Oct 26th, 6:30pm
Advanced
(184)

In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely “you.”  Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, stories...

$129
7 sessions
Th.   Oct 20th, 6:30pm
All levels
(184)

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this personal essay class in Los Angeles is for you.  Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents...

$395
5 sessions
M.   Jul 25th, 7:30pm
Beginner
(12)

In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive,...

$150
Sa.   Aug 27th, 9:30am
All levels
(5)
Other Dates (12)

Learn to write a script quickly, well and at a professional level, ready to be marketed as quickly as possible.This is the most direct method of writing/creating/selling a script you'll find anywhere, and you don't have to buy software or a book.

$40
Su.   Aug 7th, 9am
All levels
(178)