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Laugh Track - Studio Sitcom Contest Page 2

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hotzappa11

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 12:00pm [Edited]
  • Northampton, England
  • 2445 posts

Nice. I just finished a script and I'm working on a new one right now, so I think I'll have a go.

It seems a bit weird they aren't asking for e-mail submissions, though.

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WeeMan

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 1:51pm
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 18 posts
Quote: Matthew Stott @ February 1 2012, 8:59 AM GMT

Google.

so, anything with laughter over it?

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 1:54pm
  • Yemen
  • 19296 posts
Quote: WeeMan @ February 1 2012, 1:51 PM GMT

so, anything with laughter over it?

It means it's mostly shot in front of a live audience, as opposed to a sitcom like The Office, which wasn't.

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Renegade Carpark

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:07pm
  • England
  • 11291 posts
Quote: Jinky @ February 1 2012, 11:42 AM GMT

An all-female judging panel.....

Oh Jesus, middle aged, middle class women judging a good sitcom, this does not bode well.

Time for me to wheel out 'Tim Dashing, the Doctor-Vicar-Vet who moves to the small village of Menopause Under Debenhams'

Smilie

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AJGO

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:25pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts
Quote: Renegade Carpark @ February 1 2012, 2:07 PM GMT

Oh Jesus, middle aged, middle class women judging a good sitcom, this does not bode well.

Time for me to wheel out 'Tim Dashing, the Doctor-Vicar-Vet who moves to the small village of Menopause Under Debenhams'

Smilie

Smilie

Where would the one day workshop be held? If it's in Manchester and I got through to that round I wouldn't be able to afford to go

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:27pm
  • England
  • 51287 posts

Good grief your cinders of the comedy world.

If you get through I'll organise a whip round. I'm currently organising one for a kid issues to travel to California and beatup a dolphin

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AJGO

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:33pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts
Quote: sootyj @ February 1 2012, 2:27 PM GMT

Good grief your cinders of the comedy world.

If you get through I'll organise a whip round. I'm currently organising one for a kid issues to travel to California and beatup a dolphin

Smilie Even if I had loads more money you'd still need a significant amount spare to get from London to Manchester. Grr privatisation of trains etc

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Trabs

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:36pm
  • England
  • 486 posts
Quote: AJGO @ February 1 2012, 2:25 PM GMT

Smilie

Where would the one day workshop be held? If it's in Manchester and I got through to that round I wouldn't be able to afford to go

I would imagine they would pay travel expenses.

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 2:43pm
  • England
  • 51287 posts

and sandwiches?

My license fee eh!

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AJGO

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 3:43pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts
Quote: Trabs @ February 1 2012, 2:36 PM GMT

I would imagine they would pay travel expenses.

They pay travel if you get through to the later round for the one week bit, not for the one day stage Smilie

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swerytd

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 3:44pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7509 posts
Quote: AJGO @ February 1 2012, 2:25 PM GMT

Smilie

Where would the one day workshop be held? If it's in Manchester and I got through to that round I wouldn't be able to afford to go

Travel expenses are paid for:
"16. The selected entrants will have the opportunity to attend a week long intensive residential writer's workshop during the week commencing 11th June 2012. Travel, accommodation and meals will be provided but no other costs or expenses will be paid by the BBC.The opportunity is as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred. There will be no cash alternatives."
From http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/laugh_track_terms_and_conditions.shtml

(though the BBC still haven't repaid some of my travelling expenses they owe me...)

Dan

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AJGO

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 3:51pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts

Yes. But not for the one day one previously. Not thinking as far ahead as the week one!

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swerytd

  • Wednesday 1st February 2012, 3:54pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7509 posts

Think of it as an investment in your writing future!

Dan

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