Elective

The Pack’s core Improv and Sketch Programs represent what we consider to be the foundations for good performers and writers. We also offer elective workshops throughout the year because a good performer never stops learning. Our electives help students expand their performance abilities and refine their understanding of different approaches to the work. Our commitment to adjustment, adaptation and evolution is what separates The Pack Theater from other comedy schools.

Developing Comedy For TV – Jan/Feb 2019

Instructor: Spencer Griffin

8 weeks – $310

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DevComedy for TV Tuesdays 7-10pm West Room January 8th (SOLD OUT)

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Description

This elective workshop will focus on taking your original comedic pilot idea or script and turning it into a 1-5 page treatment. Starting with an overview of the development and pitching process and its players, the class will begin with evolving pilot ideas into serviceable loglines. We will also survey the current marketplace and examine what makes a show fit for a network or networks. The treatment work will include the development and description of logline, characters, tone, plot, story, and structure of both the show and the tangible treatment. By the end of the class, students will have a treatment they can either use as an auxiliary document with their script or take the treatment  and start writing their pilot!

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Jan/Feb 2019 Session

DevComedy for TV-Tues. 7-10pm, Starting Jan. 8th

Pilot Structure Workshop – ONE DAY ONLY

Instructor: Stephanie Streisand

1 day – $50

CLASS DAY TIME ROOM ONE DAY ONLY
Pilot Structure Sunday 12-2pm Pack Theater January 13th (SOLD OUT)
Pilot Structure Sunday 12-2pm Pack Theater January 27th (SOLD OUT)
Pilot Structure Sunday 2:30-4:30pm Pack Theater January 27th

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Description

Just like there is a formula for writing a great, fun sketch, there is also a formula for writing a great, fun pilot. Through examples, in this one day workshop, Stephanie breaks down the format and the math behind the story structure of a comedic pilot, down to the page number. At the end of this workshop, you will know how to approach any comedic pilot idea you have.

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Jan/Feb 2019 Session

Pilot Structure-Sun. 12-2pm, Jan. 13th, Pilot Structure-Sun. 12-2pm, Jan. 27th, Pilot Structure-Sun. 2:30-4:30pm, Jan.27th

Making Your Podcast (NEW!)

$310.00

Instructor: Jason Smith

8 weeks) – $310

This class will be held at: Starburns Industries 
1700 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank CA, 91506

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Making Your Podcast Sundays 3-6pm See above January 13th
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Description

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing sectors of entertainment right now. With all the competition out there, how do you make your podcast idea stand out? In this workshop, we will: refine your podcast pitch, brainstorm and build show segments, plan the individual pieces and details you need in place for a successful show, strategize delivery, and polish your podcast brain-child so that it can reach all the right ears. By the end of the workshop, we’ll get you in the booth with one of our engineers, and you’ll walk out with a completed, mastered pilot.  Did we mention each class and your recording in the same world class recording booth we recorded Rick and Morty, Animals, and Anomlisa?

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Jan/Feb 2019 Session

Podcast-Sun. 3-6pm, Starting Jan. 13th

Writing for Wrestling Television – One Day Only!

Instructor: Matt Mazany

1 Day Only – $50

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Wrestling TV Sunday 2-5pm Villa Studio January 27th (SOLD OUT)

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Description

Ever wonder what it takes to write a weekly wrestling show?  From booking long term storylines to producing backstages to writing in ring promos, learn how the writing process at the the biggest wrestling company in the world works. Matt Mazany (Funny or Die, Gay of Thrones) went from the LA comedy world to Stamford, Connecticut to write in one of the most challenging rooms in entertainment. Find out what that room and was like and see if it’s something you’d like to try. At the very least, it will give you a different perspective when you tune into wrestling.

Additional information

Jan/Feb 2019 Session

WrestlingTV-Sun. 2-5pm, Jan. 27th

Advanced Sketch Writing for Television – Jan/Feb 2019

Instructor: Mike Upchurch

8 weeks) – $310

This class is not available in the Jan/Feb 2019 session.

LEVEL DAY TIME ROOM STARTS
Adv. Sketch for TV Saturdays 12-3pm New Collective N/A

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Description

Instructor: Mike Upchurch

This is a comprehensive sketch writing course that includes theoretical, historical, and practical study of sketch comedy writing. Historical origins of the sketch will be explored, and the narrative of sketch comedy, and the superstructure of variety entertainment will be analyzed. Show business culture and the practical aspects of getting and keeping a comedy writing job will be explored in-depth. This course is taught by Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, Mike Upchurch, who wrote “The Poetics of Sketch Comedy” as part of his Master’s Thesis at UNLV, and wrote for Mr Show and the Chris Rock Show. Mike brings both a scholarly and professional perspective to teaching.

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Jan/Feb 2019 Session

Adv. Sketch-Sat. 12-3pm, Starting Jan. 12th