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The Essentials of Comedy Writing

Date:
Saturday, August 5
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Helen’s D
Comedy had long been one of Hollywood’s most popular genres, but also one of the most challenging to do well.  As a comedy writer, you’re charged with the task of not only creating a story that can sustain itself over 90 minutes, but one that keep your audience laughing as well.  This class will cover character and story design, setup/payoff relationships, set pieces and runners, and over 20 techniques that can be used in designing beats and sequences.  A must for comedy writers of all levels and styles.


Instructor

Luke Ryan
Luke Ryan is the Chief Creative Officer of Tang Media Partners, a global content creation, financing, and production company with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai.  He is also the CEO and Founder of Chaotic Good, a company that specializes in advanced audience analytics, franchise design, and content creation, which was acquired by Tang Media Partners in 2016.  His teams currently work with some of the world’s largest film, television, and game studios to design and produce content across all media platforms.  Prior to forming Chaotic Good, Luke served as a senior executive at MGM, MTV Films, and New Line Cinema.  He is also a WGA member and working screenwriter, recently writing projects for Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment.
Luke Ryan