SITCOM GEEKS EPISODE 171

Following on from my recent blogs, this week’s episode is all about rewriting… https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/episode_171/

youtuber, blogger, screenwriter

SECOND DRAFT – THE SECOND DRAFT

The most successful writing is where the writer has worked hardest to eliminate everything they believe isn’t working.

TELL DON’T SHOW

Episode 170 of Sitcom Geeks is all about the final step before you plunge into your first draft – the outline. Plus Channel 4 news (as opposed to Channel 4 News) and Basil Fawlty’s Life of Brian. https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/episode_170/ Thanks to everyone who has joined our Patreon Group, we really appreciate you. A Patreon subscription can …

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youtuber, blogger, screenwriter

SECOND DRAFT

There are approximately one million nine hundred and sixty three thousand books out there telling you how to write a script. But as far as I can see there are only two about rewriting. And one of them is Making A Good Script Great by Linda Seger. Which is not about rewriting! It’s about going …

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PLENTY OF POZZITIVES

Episode 169 of Sitcom Geeks looks in detail at the recent Pozzitive Productions script competition run by SG regular David Tyler. David is one of the most respected figures in the comedy industry, as well as working closely with Armando Iannucci developing his TV projects David has been one of the most consistently successful radio …

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ASK ME ANYTHING

No blog this week, instead a YouTube video with lots of advice. We talk a lot about script formatting, there’s also a discussion about writing tools (and inevitably, a joke about tools). We talk about the BBC and the plans they have for reading sitcom scripts (tl/dw: looks like they still haven’t definitely decided yet) …

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FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE

Let me introduce myself. One of the most rewarding exercises you can do to help work out who your characters are is to think about the first time we meet them. It’s amazing how much information you can get across. I haven’t seen a James Bond film in oh, oh seven years or more, but …

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HOW TO BUILD A SITCOM

Since lockdown I’ve been running a series of courses designed to help you speed from nought to first draft in eight weeks flat. I’ve just finished the fourth course and been amazed at the response. Initially thought hardly anyone would get there. In the ad for my course I hint heavily that the journey is …

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clapper, hollywood, cinema

MAKING A SCENE OF IT pt 1

Redress by Ralph Jones
Gains by Joel Frosh & Joel Brooks
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