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Catania: Writers' Lab comedy


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WRITERS' LAB COMEDY

Ami semplicemente scrivere o lo fai già come lavoro per il cinema, la televisione, youtube, blog, libri o giornali?
Ami raccontare barzellette, anche se nessuno ride?
Non capisci tua moglie ma l'inglese sì?

Allora questo workshop potrebbe essere quello giusto per te.
Scopriremo cosa ti fa ridere e le ragioni per cui tutti ridiamo. Daremo un'occhiata più da vicino a tutti i tipi di commedie televisive o del grande schermo.
Parleremo e svilupperemo personaggi divertenti scrivendo scene per conto nostro.
Il tuo inglese non deve essere perfetto ma è importante accettare che il prezzo per una buona scrittura sia essere APERTI. 
Parleremo di mariti, parenti, uomini e donne, Italia, Prussia e Sicilia, i nostri punti deboli e il modo in cui vediamo il mondo.

La commedia è crudeltà. 

Costi: 150 EUR
Partecipanti: da 7 a 15


BASTIAN TERHORST aka Boris Anderson
http://www.drehbuchautoren.de/autor/bastian-terhorst

insegna scrittura commedia alla International Film School di Colonia. È stato sceneggiatore per 18 anni come scrittore, capo sceneggiatore, sviluppatore di numerosi programmi televisivi e membro di diverse sale per scrittori (»turco per principianti«, »amore proibito«, »Alles was zählt«, »Hand aufs Herz «,» In tutti i Freundschaft «,» Beck è tornato «ecc.) Ha studiato drammaturgia a Berlino e in seguito si è diplomato in regia e sceneggiatura presso la Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
Ha anche lavorato come consulente drammatico per diversi film cinematografici (»Back to Gaya«, »SoloalbumWRITERS 'LAB COMMEDE«)

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WRITERS‘ LAB COMEDY

You just love writing or you already do it on a professional basis for the movies, television, youtube, blogs, books or newspapers. You love telling jokes although nobody laughs.
You don't understand your wife but English. Then this workshop might work for you. 
We will find out what makes you laugh and reasons why we laugh. We will have a closer look on all kind of television or big screen comedies. We will talk about and develope funny characters by writing scenes on our own. 
Your English doesn't have to be perfect but it is important that you accept that the price for good writing is being OPEN. We will talk about husbands, relatives, men and women, Italy, Prussia and Sicily, our weak points and the way we see the world.

Comedy is cruelty.

Costs: 150 EUR
Participants: 7 to 15

Bastian Terhorst aka Boris Anderson
teaches comedy writing at the International Film School Cologne. He has been screenwriting for 18 years as a writer, head of script, developer of several TV-shows and member of different writers‘ rooms (»Turkish for beginners«, »Forbidden Love«, »Alles was zählt«, »Hand aufs Herz«, »In aller Freundschaft«, »Beck is back« etc.) He studied dramatics in Berlin, then directing and screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg with diploma. He also worked as dramatic advisor for different cinematic movies (»Back to Gaya«, »Soloalbum«).

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WHAT WE'LL DO :

Day One: 

- Expectations, what do you want to learn and what for? 
- Why and about what do we laugh. How important is the cultural background. How can we use that. Examples. 
- A very short theorie of comedy: from Aristotle to John Vorhaus, (including the world's funniest joke!)
- Story telling exercises
- Some tricks from the professionals that make us laugh better


Day Two:

- Comedy on screen. How does a sitcom work. What's special about a feature comedy movie. Does anyone want to write a romantic comedy for the movies, theatre or as a novel?
- What does "comic perspective" mean and why is this so, so, so important?
- Comic characters, including a short introduction into the theorie of Hollywood's Laurie Hutzler. How could we use this knowledge for speeches or newspaper articles?
- Exercises


Day Three:

- Comic dialogue
- -Excercises
- If interested: the special thing about YouTube Comedy
- Special questions (wishes from day one), optional: a short introduction into the serial writing industry. 
- Conclusion

Comic episodes from Boris Anderson: 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2474122/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1