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  • Teach Yourself

Masterclass: Writing a TV Sitcom, Getting it Produced: Teach Yourself

Nicholas Gibbs

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Performing arts: comedy, Prose: non-fiction

A comprehensive and transatlantic guide to writing great - and funny - sitcoms which are also commercially appealing, and successfully pitching them.

Do you have an idea for a funny and original sitcom?

Do you want to know how to pitch your idea to and to whom?

Would you like to get your work noticed on Youtube or at the Fringe?

Masterclass: Writing a Sitcom is designed for anyone who wants to write funny and original material for television, whether in the US or the UK. Learn the successful techniques behind sitcoms such as Friends or Seinfeld, or the setup and storylines behind British hits such as Only Fools and Horses or The Office. The first part establishes the basic creative rules and the principles of sitcom writing, whether in studio or on location. The second part gives you an indispensable set of creative tools covering everything from characters to plot. The third part of the book is a unique guide to pitching, presenting and getting your work noticed - in every format from Youtube to the Edinburgh fringe, from Channel 4 to Comedy Central.

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