THE WRITING ROOM EXPERIENCE
Are you interested in writing TV comedy? Wondering what your next step should be? In this course we'll create a half-hour comedy show together over 4 weeks, from premise to Pilot. Each student will write a few scenes for our final Pilot episode. In addition, I'll share valuable information about breaking into writing for Canadian TV, how the Canadian TV industry works (Canadian content, business model/funding structure, dealing with producers, broadcasters & agents, the Writers Guild of Canada) -- and more, including free laughter and advice on your ideas and projects.
The Writing Room Experience will hone your skills as a comedy screenwriter, expand your understanding of the collaborative creative process, and give you valuable information and advice about the Canadian TV industry. It's also really fun.
Cost: Cost: $300 (including HST; payment can be made by eTransfer)
"Anne Fenn is a wonderful teacher... She's warm, intelligent, focused, and attentive - I learned a lot from her."
- Ashley Botting
"Anne teaches screenwriting with honesty and humour, getting to the gist of what students need to know. She
was worth the drive from London, Ontario."
- Dominique Millette
"Take Anne's class! It's an incredibly valuable, well-structured, practical, and illuminating entry to television
writing that demystifies the process and gives you the tools to write what you want. She breaks things down
clearly and in an incredibly interesting way, and has industry knowledge to answer any question you might
have. Best of all, it's a damn fun class."
- Grace O'Connell
"The writer's room class is an excellent primer on sit-com writing. As a teacher, Anne was organized and
insightful. She was a font of information about the television industry, taught us the basics of writing a sit-com
and offered advice and constructive criticism when it came time for us to actually write a sitcom of our own. Oh
yeah, and she did all of this while being uproariously funny! If you've ever wondered what it would be like to
work in a writer's room, don't hesitate to take Anne's class!"
- Tanis Fowler
ABOUT ANNE FENN
Anne is a writer, TV producer/development executive and teacher. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the Canadian Film Centre, Anne has over 20 years' experience writing comedy/humour for film, TV, radio, stage and print. With a dozen produced TV/film writing credits to her name, Anne has been a writer and story editor on myriad TV series, MOWs and films, including two of her own comedy series (CTV & CBC).
Anne is executive producer at the newly-formed Edgewood Entertainment (with business partner Shaun Johnson). She has extensive experience as a development executive at Back Alley Films, Amaze Film & Television, and CTV. She’s enjoying her seventh year of teaching at Humber College’s Comedy Writing & Performance program, where she teaches Sitcom and Web Series Writing. Anne’s diverse experience also includes non-profit comedic performances including stand-up comedy, singing, and topical rants at fundraisers. She loves teaching.