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Julia is Streets Ahead with Inspirational Award

News

Julia is Streets Ahead with Inspirational Award

17th October 2014

Multi-talented Julia Streets, who both founded and helped us set up the Funny Women Advisory Board two years ago, has been listed by Brummell Magazine, known as 'the little black book for the City…

Like Nectar

Features

Like Nectar

16th October 2014

Like many people, I have on the side of my purse, a little zip-up compartment separate from the main stash. Easy to access, yet distinct enough to be considered a place 'for safe keeping'. It …

                            

                                THE COMEDY WRITING AWARD

                    in assoCiation with the comedy unit and the huffington post

 

   Funny Women

 

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."

 

The Prize:

£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 criteria:

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 awards2014@funnywomen.com

 

How to enter:

Registeration for the Funny Women Awards is now closed for 2014, but you can check out the full list of past winners and finalists HERE

The Funny Women Awards will open up again in spring 2015- watch this space!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at awards2014@funnywomen.com

 

 

 

 

 

Funny Women Improv Workshop - Introductory

Workshops

Funny Women Improv Workshop - Introductory

18th October 2014

Have you ever wished that you could improvise your way out of a situation? How to think, move and speak in the moment is an amazing skill to have for your personal and professional life. Join the…