Steve Kaplan - Kaplan Comedy
For years, Steve Kaplan has been one of the industry's most respected and sought-after expert on comedy. His first book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy is a best-seller in its field, and his new book, The Comic Hero's Journey: Serious Story Structure for Fabulously Funny Films was recently published. He's working on a third book about writing comedy for television.
In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. In addition to development projects for HBO, he has taught workshops at companies such as DreamWorks, Disney Animation, Aardman Animation, NBC's Writers on the Verge, and others.