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      Writer-Creator of 300+ Episodes of TV including Disney's Kickin' It + 3rd Rock From Sun to Lead Writers Workshop Where The Winning Script May Be Produced in Thousand Oaks

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      July 28, 2018

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (every 2 weeks on Saturdays for 11 times)

      5495 Via Rocas
      Thousand Oaks, California 91362

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      Writer-Creator of 300+ Episodes of TV including Disney's Kickin' It + 3rd Rock From Sun to Lead Writers Workshop Where The Winning Script May Be Produced

      WESTLAKE VILLAGE, May 7, 2018 -- The Christian Entertainment Guild announced today that acclaimed television producer-writer Jim O’Doherty (known for 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN, Disney’s KICKIN’ IT) will join in the CEG Mentorship Workshops to teach writing for television.Why? Because entertainment is one of the most highly influential mediums in the world. As Christians in entertainment we need to be better storytellers and content creators who can help to portray the true nature of Christ within pop culture. Enrollment for the class opens today at

      In O’Doherty’s CEG Comedy Writers Workshop he will share his unique talent for creating comedic television shows within 10 Saturday workshop sessions starting June 2, 2018 in Westlake Village, CA (10:00 AM at Calvary Community Church) plus a closed Writers Room day for semi-finalists by invitation only. The workshop will cover topics including How To Write For Television, Where Stories Come From, Twists & Turns, How To Create a 1-Sheet, How To Put Together A Television Pilot, Character Development, Pacing, Writing Dialogue, How To Pitch, The Pitch Session, Inside the Writers Room (what it looks like on a studio show), and Table Reading. Based on submissions within the workshop, writers may progress to semi-finalists who will work to co-create a TV pilot that may be produced as either a pilot or sizzle reel. CEG Comedy Writing Semi-Finalists will work closely with O’Doherty and special guests to develop their scripts actively through the Writers Room process as found in the real world of network television.
      Jim O’Doherty is an Emmy nominated, renowned comedy show runner-creator-writer-producer of over 300 episodes of television. He created and executive produced Disney XD’s #1 comedy hit, KICKIN’ IT, an American martial arts-inspired television series that follows the karate instructor at an under-performing martial arts academy, played by Jasone Earles and his five misfit students, including Olivia Holt. O’Doherty created/exec produced Disney’s GAMER’S GUIDE TO PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING, a live-action comedy starring Cameron Boyce, a teenage pro-gaming wonder boy whose thumb injury forces him off the elite pro gaming circuit and back to public school. According to Disney, Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Anything scored the No. 1 debut among boys 6-11. O’Doherty’s series credits also include Fox’s GROUNDED FOR LIFE and NBC’s 3rd ROCK FROM THE, THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW and Nickelodeon’s musical comedy HOW TO ROCK based on Meg Haston’s book.

      Launched by the Christian Entertainment Guild, the CEG Mentorship Program and its CEG Comedy Writers Workshop provides learning and mentorship opportunities with world-renowned veteran entertainment industry professionals for the next generation to learn from the wisdom of seasoned professionals. The goal is to help writers become excellent story tellers and content creators whose works are relevant to pop culture. Whether you are a TV writer, screenwriter, writer or a comedian – this is a unique opportunity to learn how O’Doherty went from a farm boy to comedian to creator of top television comedy shows. “We're excited to bring O’Doherty on as a mentor and instructor for the next generation of story tellers and content creators and to see how to translate our stories into pop culture, " said Co-Founder Suzy Sachs of the Christian Entertainment Guild. “His work, analysis, and mentorship gives enormous insight into the process of creating excellent stories for television.”

      About The Christian Entertainment Guild
      The Christian Entertainment Guild is a non-profit organization and ministry to Christians in entertainment. They hold worship events on a regular basis with guest pastors who bring the word, a band who leads worship and a talk show where Christians in entertainment share their faith journey and teach how to become better content creators and storytellers for pop culture. The Christian Entertainment Guild also has mentorships with veteran entertainment professionals and the next generation to help members in hands-on learning. The Christian Entertainment Guild works to support the development of entertainment projects that bring hope and love and a message of the true nature of Christ to the world. For more information, please visit:

      View Jim O’Doherty’s Recent Appearance on CEG Studio with the Christian Entertainment Guild here: CEG Studio
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      Cost: Workshop is a suggested donation of fifty dollars per session. Scholarships are available. For more information please contact

      Categories: Performing Arts

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