TSMG interactive workshop: TV sitcoms are no bull, featuring Sheldon Bull

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 17:00 to 19:00

David W Cooper and Mark Kinash will delve into the world of writing for television, covering both the American and Canadian markets and the state of both industries at present. They will provide useful hints and tips on how to break into the industry. David will also talk about his experience at the Banff World Media Festival and share a wealth of tips he learned from some of the leading figures in the current TV industry. Those in attendance will also be taken on a journey through a day in the life of a TV sitcom writer by Mark Kinash, who will also provide a detailed breakdown and explanation of the different writing roles in the world of television.

Our very special guest Sheldon Bull will then be joining us for an extended Q&A session covering the differences between Canadian and American sitcoms. Sheldon will happily answer any questions you may have around your TV writing experiences or any questions on his book.

If you are interested in becoming a show runner, sitcom writer, or you're simply interested in the world of TV then this event is definitely for you!

National Film Board - Downtown Toronto
150 John St. at Richmond St. W
M5V 3C3 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W
Ontario CA
Daniel Fruman

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