Our buds at Script Reader Pro have come up with another winner. This “secret sauce” is just what you need to make you the Dramedy Writing Chef of Chefs.
(Sorry to beat the metaphor to death. Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves.)
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This article will discuss the fundamentals of how to write a dramedy for both movies and TV.
We’ll explore the commonly asked question, “What does ‘dramedy’ really mean?” before delving into a comprehensive breakdown of the major components a writer should know/learn for a successful script, such as:
What makes dramedies so powerful?
• How to balance the drama and comedy in a dramedy script
• The kind of comedy to employ
• How the tone of a dramedy script shifts
And much more. So let’s get started.
What does “dramedy” really mean?
You have probably at some point in your life heard a friend of family member exclaim: “It’s a great film! It made me laugh, it made me cry.”
That movie or TV episode was probably (undoubtedly) a “dramedy.”
Because that’s what they do: fuse comedy and drama to give us a richer emotional experience than just one genre is able to on its own. It’s their superpower, if you will.
Any run-of-the-mill drama can make an eye or two misty. Any quick-witted comedy can make our abs hurt through laughter.
But a dramedy can do both. And should do both, if it wants to be labeled as such….