Last Week for Early Birds to Save on Comedy Workshop with Tim Ferguson

One of Australia’s most successful comedians reveals the fundamentals of strong comedy writing in this 2-day workshop. Tim Ferguson (Doug Anthony All Stars, Funky Squad, Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, Good News Week, The Glass House) offers simple, original and practical insights for screenwriters trying to expand into comedy writing for television and film.

Tim will provide new approaches to working with metaphors, juxtapositions, reversals, story structures, knowledge differentials, pathos, subtext and the rhythms of comic dialogue. Learn how to construct a sitcom from the ground up, making choices in terms of theme, genre, style and tone.

The course includes lectures, script analysis, workshopping and the viewing of excerpts from sitcoms and comedy films. It concludes with methods for formulating series bibles and pitching concepts to Australian and international film and television markets.

Tim is a consultant in narrative comedy and script development for production companies and television networks in Australia and Britain. He lectures in narrative comedy and screenwriting at RMIT's School of Media & Communication in Melbourne.

PLEASE NOTE: Numbers for the Workshop are strictly limited so enroll now to guarantee your place!

When: 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 29th and 30th June (lunch included)
Where: ScreenACT, 216 Northbourne Ave Braddon 2612 ACT
Cost: Early Bird – $250 (SASI Members), $275 (non SASI Members); After 31st of May – $275 (SASI Members), $300 (non SASI Members)
RSVP: Essential