“Screenwriting for Fun and Profit, of Which There Is None,” is the tongue-in-cheek title of a new, three-session Video Club class to be taught by Village resident and retired TV comedy writer Phil Doran (left), starting Wednesday, June 13. Phil wrote for “Sanford and Son,” “All in the Family,” and other TV hit shows. The class will be held from 1-3 pm in the Video Studio. Cost is $15 for members, $30 for non-members (includes 2018 club membership).
This will be a shortened version of the class Phil previously taught for the Village Theatre & Film Arts Academy. “The only admission requirement is that people bring in something they’re working on,” Phil explains, adding, “It could be a script, part of a script, an outline, or even an idea for a script they want to write. There has to be something on paper because the course is interactive, meaning we’ll be reading each other’s work and commenting.
“Since this is not Los Angeles, where everybody is writing a script,” Phil continues, “I want to start with three classes to make sure we have enough writers to populate it. Depending on how it goes, additional sessions can be added. So even though Screenwriting offers damn little Fun and Profit, there is satisfaction in the knowing you’ve written something good… even if you’re the only one who thinks so. ” For more information about the class, contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-421-9788.