Comedy script editing

This one day course delves into the techniques and skills which go towards making a great script editor – with a particular focus on comedy.
With practical exercises and a wealth of examples from experienced writers and script editors, you’ll be equipped with tools that ensure you know your script inside out – plus the confidence to maintain a strong bond between you, your writer and the production team, whilst still bring out the very best in your comedy script.


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Course content

The relationship between a writer and script editor is one of the key relationships in a successful production.
What makes a great script editor? What makes a writer want to hold on to a script editor, and work with them on future projects? When it comes to comedy, how do you acknowledge the commissioner, producer and executive producer’s take on what’s funny, and still say faithful to the script’s unique sense of humour?

Course Content
• The role of a script editor within the production team.
• Developing a relationship with your writer and producer.

Examples, discussion and practical exercises to cover:
• Giving written and verbal feedback; writing and presenting notes.
• Script editing for sitcom, comedy narrative, sketch show and voiceover.
• Editing for duration, or for a specified word count.
• Programme summaries, synopses and character thumbnails/episode outlines.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least seven days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. ITF reserves the right to cancel courses if there are insufficient enrolments. Read more about our terms and conditions.

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94 Euston St
Kings Cross
London, NW1 2HA
T: 020 3487 0354