Class Dismissed Sketch Writing Initiative with CCBC and BBC Writersroom

CBBC and BBC Writersroom are joining forces in a talent search to find new sketch writers.  If you can write funny for young fans of comedy, tap in to the unique world of Class Dismissed and capture the tone of the show then they want to hear from you.

Class Dismissed is entering its third series after much success last year. Series 1 was nominated for an RTS Award for Best Comedy, whilst series 2 was the top performing title on the channel in its first week of transmission, with every episode rating in the top 40 most watched shows on iplayer. The challenge is now to build on our success and make series 3 even funnier!”

This is a unique and fun opportunity to get your writing noticed.

Write it, send it in and your sketch could land on the desk of the Class Dismissed Creative team. There is no guarantee of selection but, if chosen, your sketch may even feature in future episodes of CBBC’s sketch show Class Dismissed.

So if you’re a comedy writer looking to get noticed by Comedy Producers then this may be the initiative for you.

What to Submit:

The challenge is to write a comedy sketch for any one of the following characters:  Mr Capp, Mr Schofield, Mrs Tucker, Tammy and a brand new character. Be sure to target your sketch at the CBBC audience aged 6-12 years.

“You will need to send us up to two sketches in total (so two sketches for one character or one sketch each for two characters) that are each between 1-1.5 minutes long. The work you submit must not have been previously commissioned, optioned or produced on any platform including TV, online or radio. “

Judges will include: Chantal Delaney (Series Producer, Class Dismissed), Helen Burt (Assistant Producer, Class Dismissed) and Justine Potter (Development Producer, BBC Writersroom).

How to apply: via BBC Writersroom

Deadline: 5 May 2017

Source: BBC Writersroom

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