July 31, 2021:
Writing Comedy for the Big (and little!) Screen, with David Sheffield
Want to learn how to write comedy screenplays from a former SNL writer? David Sheffield, Ole Miss alum, screenwriter for Coming to America, Coming 2 America, and The Nutty Professor, and the writer/director of Theatre Oxford’s August production, The Heartbreak Henry, will be teaching a 1-day comedy writing course. The course will focus on pacing, structure, dialogue, visual writing, and how to pitch your work. Attendees should come prepared with an idea for a short comedy film, ready to practice pitching it.
Taught by: David Sheffield, with Dr. Kate Lechler facilitating
Attendance: capped at 12, will require vaccination against COVID-19
Dates/Times: Saturday, July 31
Location: Farley Hall, University of Mississippi
Course fee: $25 ($15 for current UM students), payable by PayPal (see our “Donate” page), check, or cash on the day
Questions? Email email@example.com
Presented in tandem with Theatre Oxford’s production of The Heartbreak Henry and co-sponsored by the UM School of Journalism & New Media.