Comedy Career Workshop - Pamela Thomas

iO West

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

NO CLASS ON MARCH 13 due to the scripted comedy festival. Pamela Thomas has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years as a casting director(SNL),producer(Kids in the Hall),personal manager and development executive(Universal Studios,HBO,Broadway Video) She has a wealth of information to share on marketing your talent,finding representation,putting together a professional portfolio and basically following your bliss in the field of comedy while making a solid living in the rapidly changing world of digital media. In this workshop, you will be guided to the next level of your career. Start with goal setting. One on one consulting is included so each student gets the benefit of having a personal manager advise them for their unique situation. Headshots,bio,resume and a detailed contact sheets on the internet are developed so each student is fully prepared to present themselves.Successful writers,comedians and producers will also guest each week and answer all questions about their particular stream of income and how they caught their first break. Basic contracts will be distributed and explained so each student has a working knowledge of industry terms and how it will result in payment or ownership. Lets work on developing a Youtube Channel that will attract the right buyers or brand.I will show you how to start a Podcast and how to find a niche like Mark Maron.Take advantage of all this experience and advice in an intimate setting where everyone can learn the business/marketing side of pitching,development and presenting your talent your own way in a rapidly changing digital media world.

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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