The Ten Commandments of Improvising
This book will teach you how to:
- Make spontaneous interactions more powerful and engaging!
- Increase your confidence and interpersonal skills!
- Lie convincingly, avoid embrace double standards, and think lighting fast!
With hilarious examples and eye-opening exercises to practice in a group or on your own, this book covers comedy and creativity and gets you primed to hold your own on any improv stage. Watch out, Saturday Night Live, here comes ________(insert your name here)!
Foreword by Colin Mochrie
Scripts in Development
TITLE: LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER TWOFORMAT: TV – Serialized, 1 hour, Comedy / Drama LOGLINE: Three interlocking families, in different stages of life, are caught up in three very different busy lives. They all find struggles and joy in their quest for doing their best, while learning to look out for number two. TAGLINE: When you’re busy taking care of others, you’ll need to learn the art of looking out for number two! COMPS: Real life moments of ATYPICAL with MODERN FAMILY comedy.
FORMAT: TV – Serialized, 30 min, Work Place Comedy
LOGLINE: Levi Cox, a very late 40-something executive, is tired of the man’s world she is ready to focus a light on the #1 consumer.…women like her! Smart, sexy, and an accidental “cougar”, Cox is armed with her drag queens, her facialist, and her raunchy wit to take her PR Firm to the top.
TAGLINE: To be fabulous, you need Cox!
COMPS: The quirky, character driven banter of COUGAR TOWN with the raunchiness of CALIFORNICATION.
TITLE: SUPER NINJA FAMILY
FORMAT: TV – Serialized, 30 min, Animation
LOGLINE: A Ninja couple will do whatever it takes to keep their adopted kids in the dark about their true parents. Spoiler: it’s them! Nothing can get in the way, as long as the kids don’t come into their super ninja powers. Spoiler: they do!
TAGLINE: Saving the world and home by dinner!
COMPS: The action packed humor of TEEN TITIANS GO! meets the familial superhero dynamics of THE INCREDIBLES!
TITLE: AM I PRETTY NOW?
FORMAT: Feature – Comedy / Fantasy / Musical
LOGLINE: A look at a desperate woman’s frustrated decision to get plastic surgery and the trials and tribulations of going under the knife…through song! A hilarious and touching journey from “Ugly Duckling” to “MILF” in an examination of beauty, self- esteem, motherhood, and Liza Minnelli.
COMPS: MY CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND meets SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.
FORMAT: Web series – Serialized, 20 min., Comedy
LOGLINE: When a young actor takes a job at a Renaissance Faire, he has no idea he isn’t so much stepping back in time, as into a whole mess of sex, drugs, and sword play. Will the shenanigans backstage prevent the show from going on?
COMPS: NORSEMEN meets WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER