Sitcom episodes are pitched, their stories are broken (lingo in the biz for outlined) and the dialogue is punched up in a group setting: the writers room. Experience the life cycle of a sitcom episode by collaborating on writing a sitcom spec script as a group. You'll help select a known sitcom to study (its script formatting, characters and story structure), pitch episode ideas, write a one-sheet pitch for the network's approval, break the story's plot in the room, be assigned to write certain scenes, rewrite other scenes, punch up the dialogue and see a table read performed by comic actors. You'll then have the experience to select your own sitcom to study and write a spec in order to be used as your own future calling card to seek representation and get staffed. Edmund O'Brien shares his experience from his years in Los Angeles writing specs and being staffed in writers rooms.