17th September 2014
Today our charity of the year Refuge teamed up with ITV's Loose Women for their 'You Are Not Alone' campaign designed to bring aid to thousands of women across the country who experience d…
THE COMEDY WRITING AWARD
in assoCiation with the comedy unit and the huffington post
What is the comedy writing award?
We know that not every writer is a performer, so this an opportunity for those happier behind the scenes to truly shine. That's why we're happy to be continuing the Comedy Writing Award in 2014, in association with award winning comedy production company The Comedy Unit, and leading news platform The Huffington Post.
Andrea Mann, Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, had this to say about working with the Comedy Writing Award this year: "As someone who likes to champion women in comedy- as well as being a woman myself- I'm delighted, as Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, to be involved in the Funny Women Awards. There are so many brilliant, funny women trying who deserve to have the spotlight shone on them- especially those who work behind the scenes as writers- and I believe these awards help to do just that."
£500 script option fee for a 12 month development period, including three weeks intensive mentoring to complete the 30 minute script with dedicated access to a professional script editor.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
An 8-15 page extract of a 30 minute comedy script for television. The script can take the form of a sitcom, sketch show, comedy drama- anything really, so long as it has a comic twist.
The Comedy Writing Award is all about encouraging new female writing talent. As such, entrants cannot be professional script writers (i.e. earn your main income from writing television scripts)
Exceptions to this rule: Writing one-off jokes/sketches for TV/radio, and previous script writing awards
If in doubt, just drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
How to enter:
Registeration for the Funny Women Awards is now closed for 2014. If you have already registered, please submit your script in PDF format to email@example.com by midnight 31st August 2014.
Ten scripts will be shortlisted and read by a panel of industry judges (you can read about our 2013 judges HERE). The top three entries will be invited to attend the Comedy Writing Award Final read through on 20th September at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, and the overall winner will be announced.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find a full list of past winners and finalists HERE
22nd September 2014
Over the last 11 years, leading female comedy brand Funny Women has searched the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find the best new female comic talent. With past winners includin…
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If you've been on twitter today you'll have seen us linking to every #fwawards Stage finalist. We admire you all-now relax & get some sleep!
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