Writing 8.5 – Generate Yourself

Six-Week Intensive With Acclaimed Writer David Castro
Learn How To Create Material Using Your Own Life

Studio C Artists is thrilled to have the multi-faceted and talented David Castro for a 6-week writing intensive course, Writing 8.5 – Generate Yourself. Castro’s impressive resume includes:

  • Wrote and produced for Married With Children (and many other TV sitcoms)
  • Created joke material for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, for guest hosts including David Steinberg & David Brenner
  • Nominated for several awards for his television writing

Castro often uses his own life, experiences, and the people and things that interest him to guide and shape his work as a playwright, television writer/producer, film writer, stand-up comedian, and writer/developer of stand-up material for over 70 comics.

Named after Fellini’s classic 8 1⁄2, Writing 8.5 – Generate Yourself, will have you creating material for yourself through self-discovery with these three essential questions – who are you, where have you been, what have you been through?

Just like the blocked director in 8 1⁄2, you’ll learn that using the stories of your own life is the key to generating material with a universal appeal. Through the supportive setting of this class, you’ll go from brainstorming ideas to creating characters to writing sketches, scenes, material, and outlines for the stories you want to tell. This writing class is perfect for:

  • Actors Who Want To Develop Their Own Projects
  • Writers Who Want To Hone Their Craft
  • Directors Who Want To Go Deeper With Their Story-Telling
  • Stand-Up Comedians Who Want Their Material To Remain Fresh By Creating Jokes Based On Their Own Experiences
Don’t wait around. Create your own material. After all,


Dates: Thursdays, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 5/5, & 5/12 (6 weeks total!)
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: Studio C Artists, 6448 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038
Cost: $300 (payment must be made 24 hours after signing up to reserve spot)


Limited enrollment! All major credit cards accepted.
To register, contact (323) 988-1175 or info@studiocartists.com.


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David’s latest writing venture, Man’s Dominion, enjoyed two sold-out runs at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe festival and was voted one of the Best of Fringe where we were given yet another extension as part of the Producers’ Encore Series. It is currently finishing another production run at Studio C Artists in Hollywood.

He has worked as a TV writer- producer from 1980-1999 on staff and in the writers’ rooms for years on Married with Children, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Married People, as well as many others. He received an Emmy Nomination for Excellence in Writing for Bobby’s World (animated) and nominated for a Cable Ace Award for Excellence in Writing for HBO’s Not Necessarily the News. He has worked for years as a consultant on network sitcoms and on pilots to make shows better, faster, and funnier.

In the stand-up world, David has written for over 70 comics, helping new/newer comers shape their acts and comic personae.

David Castro Class Flyer 2016

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