From a media release:
The National School of Humour (NHS), with the support of Netflix, is launching a Screenwriting Development Program for both TV and film comedies, which will be divided into three programs: public lectures and master classes, advanced comedy screenwriting and mentorship project development. This partnership is part of Netflix’s commitment to supporting industry development in Canada, including the next generation of comedy writers.
For the past 30 years, the NHS has evolved its training programs to meet the pace of industry changes. The growth of content platforms has resulted in an increased and pressing demand for scriptwriters in comedy fiction.
At the dawn of its fourth decade, the NHS is particularly proud of this partnership which will broaden its mission by creating a unique incubator to bring out the originality of our creators in screenwriting comedy. In addition, this program will propel projects that take into account the challenges of new formats.
This program will facilitate learning for the entire community and individuals. Through its conferences and open master classes, this program will demystify the essential components of comedy scripting and provide individual creators with advanced training or professional mentoring for their TV series or movie project.
Founded in 1988, the National School of Humour passionately pursues its unique and original mission: to offer professional training to creators who wish to specialize in the field of humour as humbler (author performers) or authors. The NHS is a private, non-profit educational institution (NPO), recognized by the Minister of Education and Higher Education of Quebec and supported by the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications, Canadian Heritage and the MÃ©cÃ©nat Placements Culture program of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du QuÃ©bec. The influence of its graduates on all platforms (stage, TV, radio, cinema, web) throughout the French-speaking world is the most eloquent evidence of the relevance of the institution that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.