The Breakdown Webcast: The the *&%$ is a Dramedy?

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Dramedy is a compelling genre to write because many argue it best captures the realities of life. There are comedic moments in some of the most tragic of times and dramatic moments that give way to levity. During the webcast, we examine some of the most critically and commercially successful dramedies - including "FLEABAG", PARENTHOOD (1989), THE BIG SICK, and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK to understand why they work so well. We also discuss ways in which you can develop your characters and narratives so that your dramedy is as authentic as possible. Full Bio »

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Dramedy is a compelling genre to write because many argue it best captures the realities of life. There are comedic moments in some of the most tragic of times and dramatic moments that give way to levity.

During the webcast, we examine some of the most critically and commercially successful dramedies - including "FLEABAG", PARENTHOOD (1989), THE BIG SICK, and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK to understand why they work so well. We also discuss ways in which you can develop your characters and narratives so that your dramedy is as authentic as possible. 

 

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Dramedy is a compelling genre to write because many argue it best captures the realities of life. There are comedic moments in some of the most tragic of times and dramatic moments that give way to levity.

During the webcast, we examine some of the most critically and commercially successful dramedies - including "FLEABAG", PARENTHOOD (1989), THE BIG SICK, and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK to understand why they work so well. We also discuss ways in which you can develop your characters and narratives so that your dramedy is as authentic as possible.

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Testimonials

"Incredibly helpful! Thank you so much, Jason!" - Suzanne L. 

"Thanks, Jason, for answering this question and giving great examples and advice on writing dramedy! I need to watch this webinar again to get all the tips you gave!" - Martha C. 

"I love that difference between the WANT (intention) and NEED (how they compromise or change in the end) - great way to distinguish that, Jason, thank you!" - Kay R. 

"Great choice of clips as usual, Jason." - Stephen P. 

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