Upcoming events

Comedy Intensive Workshop with Steve Kaplan

This 2-day comedy writing intensive workshop from a Los Angeles film and television veteran offers proven and practical methods and principles that help you reveal and understand comedy from the inside out. Steve Kaplan has served as a consultant to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney and HBO and he’s coming to Raindance Toronto.

What? Comedy Intensive Workshop with Steve Kaplan

When? Sat. February 7 & Sun. February 8, 10am-5pm

Where? Raindance, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222, Toronto

How Much? $299 General / $249 Members

Call 416.572.4372 or Book Online Here

What's new this month in Membership?

  • IMDB PRO, 15% off
  • FINAL DRAFT 9, over 30% off
  • Crowdfunding Support through Indiegogo
  • Adam Leizig's Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers
  • And more...

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