BBC Comedy Commissioning: The Felix Dexter Bursary

The Felix Dexter Bursary aims to make a positive intervention to address an under-representation of black, Asian, minority ethnic professionals in comedy production and development in the broadcast industry. This training scheme is designed to find writers with fresh and unique points of view, who can help shape the future of comedy, whether in the BBC or elsewhere in the industry. It will provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in the programme making world with access to top tier production facilities where participants can learn and hone their writing craft across radio comedy, television comedy, panel shows and comedy entertainment shows.

What you need to submit:

  • A sample comedy/sitcom script of 30 pages/30 minutes maximum
  • The application questions (saved as one single PDF or Word document)
  • Applications are anonymised so please don’t include your name on the script or application questions
  • A writing CV with a short profile biography

How to apply: read the full guidelines here 

Deadline: 29 November 2019 

Source: BBC Writersroom

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