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Have Your Sketch Performed Live... and On YouTube

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Hey, screenwriters—

This sounded like an interesting opportunity, so I thought I’d pass it along.

A few weeks ago, Zhura (www.zhura.com) launched a new online screenwriting tool… a free website which not only provides screenwriting software, but allows screenwriters from around the world to trade thoughts, give notes, and share scripts and ideas. I haven’t tried it, so I don’t know if it’s any good or not.

(To be honest—it seems weird to me… screenwriting, unlike TV writing, is a pretty private process, and I’m not sure I want notes from total strangers out there in cyberspace. But it may work for some people, so if you’re intrigued, check it out… and send me an email at WDScriptnotes@FWPubs.com to let me know what you thought!)

HOWEVER — what I really wanted to let you know about was a cool partnership Zhura has going on with Improv Asylum, a sketch group out of Boston… and this may be worth your while!

Basically, Zhura and Improv Asylum have teamed up for “You Wrote It—Live!” on Saturday, April 12th. Basically, it’s a live sketch show composed of material completely written on Zhura by its members. Each sketch will then be performed by Improv Asylum, filmed and posted on YouTube, so no matter where you live—Kansas, Brazil, Kenya, Japan, Denmark, California—you can have your script performed live… and hear the roar of the laughing crowd.

Check out these links for more information…

You Wrote It-- Live! - Improv Asylum page & instructions

You Wrote It-- Live! - Zhura page & instructions

And if you get one of your sketches in the show, please email me and let me know and I’ll post your sketch here on the blog!

In the mean time, here's a quick look at some of Improv Asylum's "guerilla sketch" work...

WINGMAN (2/8/08)

CUPCAKE DATE (12/29/07)