The romantic comedy is a hallmark of the film industry and a pop culture institution that continues to evolve and warm hearts each passing year. However, writing a marketable rom-com is no small task.
But who better to teach this subject than the man—Billy Mernit—who, having been the author of the only text that breaks down the genre, literally wrote the book on romantic comedies?
Citing examples from over twenty classic films, this video will help you understand not only why those films are good, but also why they are successful.
A common trap to be avoided in today’s marketplace is writing a romantic comedy that seems too “familiar.” Originality sells—and Billy can teach you how to take your unique idea and create an original script that breaks new ground, while still containing all of the usual trademarks of the rom-com genre.
You’ll also learn:
- The quality difference between a buy and a pass.
- How to deal with the “limitations” of the genre and use them to your advantage.
- How to think visually.
- The rewards for making your romantic comedy about something.
- How to successfully tweak the formula.