MFA, writer-producer, WGA member who served as a supervising producer on Veronica’s Closet; a co-executive producer on Malcolm & Eddie and Martin; and a producer on Something Wilder. Mr. Vigon wrote for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; Soap; Roseanne, and Fame, and created pilots for CBS, NBC, ABC, and The Disney Channel.
Somebody once said “dying is easy, it’s comedy that’s hard.” I expect a full commitment from every writer who takes this course. My course is designed to teach the student how to use the fundamentals of sitcom script writing in order to execute a script worthy of competing in the marketplace. The classroom is run much like the writer’s room on a television sitcom. Class participation is an integral component of the course. Assignments are given each week and we examine characters, story, and dialogue. I give detailed feedback, share personal writing experiences, and provide the kind of encouragement and guidance I believe young writers need. Oh yeah, and we laugh a lot.
Our Students Say it Best!
“Barry is awesome! He has a great balance of being encouraging and stern enough to get us off to a great, promising start. He was always engaged and available throughout the class, and his suggestions and critiques were invaluable.” —Writers’ Program student