Michael McCarthy's Extreme Agent Worshop -Dct

iO West

Sunday, October 18, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Sunday, October 18, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

MICHAEL McCARTHY, started the writing programs at The iO West (not to mention Second City and The iO Chicago). He has worked professionally since 1983, since becoming a staff writer for SNL at the age of 24; his other credits include “Sesame Street,” “The Drew Carey Show,” and the first season of “Mike And Molly”; not to mention starting a comedy festival in Ireland, a morning radio show in Chicago, and developing a TV series in the UK. His three-hour Extreme Workshop, which he’s presenting to The iO West on Sunday, August 16th, will basically divulge what he wishes somebody had told him regarding the murky world of TV literary representation, back when he was starting out: a) How to prepare the best, most relevant portfolio possible, based on your professional goals, and your emerging brand; b) How to develop the biggest, most narcissistic, pyro-technique, display of your wares; c) How to focus on the right representation; d) How to get them to read you; e) How to get them to help you, help them, help you, etc… Thank you.

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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iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
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