Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme 2016

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) , in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival), has launched a script development programme for four emerging comedy writers. Each writer will be awarded £10,000 and take part in a personalised seven month programme of industry support, beginning in October 2016, as they develop a comedy feature film screenplay or pilot script for a narrative comedy television series.

Eligibility: In order to qualify, applicants must;

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience anywhere behind the scenes in film and/or television. This experience need not be current nor consecutive.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to writing comedy for the screen
  • Live and work in the UK at the time of applying
  • Not hold any previous professional writing credits on a theatrically released feature or sole writing credits for broadcast scripted television programme

What you get: All four writers will be given script development support from the film or TV team at Big Talk*; will be matched with an experienced script editor to work with on their script; and given professional development through CTBF and LOCO, the latter of which will also manage the programme.

At the end of seven months, the selected writers will have completed a feature screenplay or television pilot, which will be presented as a live, fully cast table read to an industry audience during a special LOCO event in Spring 2017.


How to apply: Login or register to apply for funding from CTBF

Deadline: 26 August 2016

Source: Writing Opportunities

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