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The ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course
(leading to ExpertRating Breaking Into Sitcom Writing Skills Certification).

Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business. In this six-week online course, you'll discover the artistic and technical considerations that go into making a great sitcom script. You'll master the art of creating concise, sparkling dialogue and telling your story completely through jokes. You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for using sitcom characters to their fullest, creating powerful storylines, and selling your ideas to existing shows.

You'll pick up tricks of the trade and learn to avoid mistakes that mark you as an amateur. And you'll come to understand what happens to your script once you sell it, what happens in a sitcom writers' room, and what happens during the rewrite and punch-up process. Discover from an insider what it takes to get a job in this expanding and lucrative field!

Buy the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Mindy Glazer.

Mindy Glazer

About the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course instructor :Mindy Glazer has been a staff and freelance comedy writer for over 20 years, and she's now a development executive at a Hollywood production company. In the process of breaking into the business, she made every beginner's mistake possible and yet still managed to find work. Because the industry has become more competitive, she developed her course, "Breaking Into Sitcom Writing," to help aspiring writers avoid the pitfalls. She has taught this subject at numerous colleges and universities in Southern California, and she has had a number of students go on to sell scripts, get agents and jobs, and even win Emmys!

  Breaking Into Sitcom Writing requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course you need Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:

"Identifying the different types of jokes...really helps build a sort of comic palette - different things to try and blend until you've got something great."

"I did learn plenty of things about the very special process of creating sitcom scripts that I am confident will help me in future writing."

"I found it enjoyable, and informative. I think I got a lot from it, which will help me as a writer."

"I have learned a lot. You really helped me visualize being in a sitcom writer's shoes."

"I loved the course and especially Mindy's complete coverage of the television writing industry, with anecdotes. I received a lot of helpful information, especially for an introductory course."

"Interesting and valuable information. Whether or not I ever write a sitcom it can only enhance my other freelance writing projects. Mindy is a wonderful instructor."

"I think out of all the online classes, this has been the most challenging, but it has been fun as well."

"I thought that the class was very informative. Mindy was prompt in answering any questions that we had and in offering suggestions to improve our scripts."

"I want to thank you for your help, guidance and inspiration. You have a great attitude and it shows in how much you love the world of sitcom."

"Loved Chapter 3. The way good character structure can take you by the hand and lead you right to a story is fascinating. It's like working a jigsaw puzzle. These valuable building tools are priceless. Woohoo~"

"Thank you for putting this course together. It has been very helpful and I've learned so very much. While it won't be an easy road, I know I'll make it!"

"Your personal anecdotes shared with us added to the credibility you brought to this online classroom. Your detailed critiques of our writing attempts were well-analyzed and delivered promptly,"

 

 Buy the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course

(leading to ExpertRating Script Writing Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Script Writing Course (leading to ExpertRating Script Writing Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware which has been developed by experienced Writing Experts.

 The ExpertRating Script Writing Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Script Writing Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course and certification:

 How much does the Script Writing Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course leading to Script Writing certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Script Writing Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Script Writing Certificate. The Script Writing Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Script Writing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Script Writing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Script Writing Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Script Writing that you will learn during the Script Writing Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware that is provided along with the Script Writing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Script Writing Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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New technologies and innovative ideas have redefined boundaries for sitcom writing and generated more jobs.

Sitcom writing is a specialized skill and requires persistence and resilience. The plots for sitcoms need to be watertight, evenly structured and unpredictable, characters with whom the audience can relate to and the dialogue funny and original. Sitcom writing is similar to writing for dramas or films or even a play. The writer has to pay attention on how to develop the story and the characters, how to write the dialogues and how to make the action rise and how to end the writing.


 

The Sitcom Writing course can give wings to your creativity by providing you with advice on your career. The ExpertRating Sitcom Writing Certification course will provide you the necessary tips, insight and information on writing for sitcoms.  ExpertRating Online Script Writing Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In the first lesson, you'll learn to decipher the credits on a "crawl" and see just who the writers are in a sitcom. (Just a hint: There are more writers involved than meet the eye!) You'll also discover what makes up a sitcom--all sitcoms share certain important characteristics, and if you use these principles as a guiding framework, you'll have a much easier time keeping your story on the right track. You'll also get some practice sharpening your funny bone and enhancing the creative process. So please join in on this first step to breaking into sitcom writing!

Friday - Lesson 02

Lesson 2 is going to tackle the most basic and most important elements of creating a sitcom: story, theme, and structure. This lesson will show you how and why sitcom stories work and how they fit into the broader context of who you, as storytelling people, have always been.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In sitcoms, all the comedy--in fact, every story idea--has its basis in character. In this lesson, you'll get a solid understanding of character and learn how to layer this all-important variable on story, theme, and structure. By mixing them together, you'll see just how sitcom stories are created. Is it complicated? It can be. But this lesson will give you a tool that will make the hardest part of sitcom writing simple.

Friday - Lesson 04

Lesson 4 will be looking at the engines that run your story: action and jeopardy. You'll discover how to create action in scenes, how scenes build to acts, and how acts build to full stories. You'll add conflict and tension to your repertoire of sitcom writing tools to create well-paced stories that keep the audience rooting for your hero. And since sitcoms often involve a handful of characters, this lesson will talk about subplots, which will help keep all your characters involved when the story may not be about them.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

Dialogue makes up the bulk of any teleplay--yet it differs in every way possible from conversation, which is what it's supposed to sound like. Lesson 5 will look at what dialogue really is and what it must accomplish for the writer, while seeming to sound perfectly natural and funny. It's a lot to ask for, but you'll learn how to look at dialogue differently and use it to best effect.

Friday - Lesson 06

Often, the TV audience will need certain story information--say, about the past or something going on in another location--that you can't show directly. This information is called "exposition," and it's the hardest kind of material to get across in a way that doesn't sound clunky, forced, or amateurish. So this lesson will explore ways to include this kind of information that are simple, elegant, and will give your scripts a professional air.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

As a television writer, you're not alone in your task of delivering a funny, intriguing, and watchable story. You have partners: the actors. This lesson will delve into that creative partnership and see how to best serve the actors who will be reading your words. You'll learn how to enrich the dialogue and its performance, make the most of text and subtext, and get your story to come across the way you envision it.

Friday - Lesson 08

The one thing you knew about sitcoms before you began this class was that they make people laugh. Just as an opera tells a story in song, so a sitcom tells a story in jokes. This lesson will take an in-depth look at the art of joke-writing. You'll see how jokes work, learn how to make them funnier still, and discover a range of possibilities you might not have considered to expand your humor repertoire.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

The collaboration you enter into as a sitcom writer will involve everyone who works on your show. Each script you write needs to tell all the technical people who make the show possible just how it should look, feel, and sound. In this lesson, you'll learn to professionally format a sitcom script so that just what you want to express will be clear to everyone.

Friday - Lesson 10

How do you go from wanting to be a sitcom writer to watching the first sitcom you've written air on network TV? You'll find out in this lesson! You'll learn how to successfully negotiate all the steps that will get you there: writing a great spec script, negotiating your pitch meeting by creating a winning three-minute pitch, writing an outline that's just what the show is looking for, and creating two great drafts of your script.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

The journey from page to stage can be a surprising one, so it's best to be prepared. In Lesson 11 you'll see what happens to your finished script once you turn it in and collect your paycheck. This lesson will start by going inside the Writers' Room and taking a look at the rewrite and punch-up process. Next, it will walk over to the rehearsal stage to learn about the rehearsal process and what the writer's job is in it. And last, this lesson will go to the final filming of the show, where sitcom writers polish until the very last moment.

Friday - Lesson 12

The final lesson will explore the steps you'll take to safeguard your work against plagiarism, including registering it with the Writers Guild. You'll also learn how to get an agent--or at least get your work into the hands of someone who can actually give you an assignment. Then you'll see what's involved in trying to get a job. And this last lesson will wrap everything up by looking at the kinds of personal attributes it takes to be a successful sitcom writer.

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