MFA, writer/producer, and WGA member who served as a co-exec producer on Malcolm & Eddie and Martin, a producer on Something Wilder, and a supervising producer on Veronica’s Closet. Mr. Vigon wrote for 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