Writing for Series Comedy
with Marta F. Kauffman
The name says it all. Friends was not only about a tightly knit team of characters, it was a model of creative collaboration, led by series co-creator and legendary producer Marta F. Kauffman. This is an unparalleled opportunity to learn how Marta created Friends and the hit series, Grace and Frankie—and learn what one of the most successful producers in TV history looks for when she puts together a team of writers. To make this class as real-world as possible, Martha will create breakout groups and give you assignments to work on with fellow participants. Sharpen your pencil, because she’ll this is one brilliant writing workout.
Marta F. Kauffman is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer, and showrunner behind the hit series Friends and Grace and Frankie. Kauffman got her big break alongside David Crane with their pilots Dream On (1990) and The Powers That Be (1992) before they co-created Friends. In 2015, Kauffman started her production company, Okay Goodnight, with industry veterans Robbie Tollin and Hannah KS Canter. Their first series, Grace and Frankie is Netflix’s longest-running original ever.