Day of the Writer - Comedy Writing for Television

Comedy Writing for TV

Day of the Writer - Comedy Writing for Television

Running Time: 90 mins

Friday, March 5th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the University Theatre

Part Two - Comedy Writing for Television

In this conversation, join a rambunctious rollercoaster ride with Marley Sims and Fred Rubin. An Emmy Award-winning producer, Marley Sims is known for her popular television series ?Sabrina, the Teenage Witch? and the award-winning ?Home Improvement.? As a top writer, Fred Rubin produced classic television sitcoms such as ?Different Strokes,? ?Family Matters,? ?Webster,? ?Night Court? and ?Step by Step.? A wild and hilarious ride, learn the recipe to make someone laugh, keep laughing, and laugh decades into the future.


Marley Sims - Emmy Award-winning producer
Marley acted on Broadway from 1971-1976 in the hit productions of ?Godspell? and ?The Me Nobody Knows,? followed by a three-year stint writing on ?Captain Kangaroo.? Marley continued her writing career as freelancer on ?Archie Bunker's Place,? ?Webster,? ?Paper Chase,? and ?Cheers.? When she finally committed to writing full time, Marley spent seven years as a producer and writer of the Emmy nominated hit family show ?Home Improvement? and then two years writing and producing ?Sabrina the Teenage Witch.? ?Sunset Park,? a play that Marley co-wrote with Elliot Shoenman, played for 14-weeks at the Zephyr Theater in Hollywood and was just published by Samuel French. Her Latest project, a TV Pilot she co-wrote with Bruce Ferber, ?Life After Beth? is making the rounds to television leading men.

Fred Rubin - Producer and Educator
Since 1977, Fred has served as a writer on 15 network series where he has written 60 episodes of primetime TV, He?s also written 10 pilots, and 2 made-for TV movies. Fred has also served as producer on such iconic shows as ?Different Strokes?, ?Archie Bunker's Place,? ?Mama?s Family,? ?Webster,? ?Night Court,? ?Family Matters,? ?Step by Step? and ?Two of a Kind.? Fred is also instrumental in shaping the future of Television writing in his role as educator. Fred runs and teaches in the showrunner track in the UCLA Graduate Screenwriting program and teaches Warner Bros Writer?s Workshop, The Disney Writer?s Fellowship, the Nickelodeon Writer?s Fellowship, Columbia College, the ABC Talent Development Program, and De Anza College. For script consultation, contact

Moderated by Barak Goldman, De Anza College Screenwriting Instructor and Executive Producer and Host of the Hollywood North Podcasts on iTunesU, Goldman has written, optioned, consulted and developed film & television projects for a number of Studios and Independent Producers, including Happy Madison Productions, Columbia-Tristar, Sony Pictures, and USA Network. Goldman holds an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School and an M.F.A in Screenwriting from UCLA.

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