In the past, getting to the final of the Sitcom Mission has always been incredibly valuable to our writers. They've seen their work performed by professional actors in front of the comedy commissioners, literary agents and production companies like Baby Cow, Tiger Aspect and Hat Trick. If we just offered the same again this year, it would still be well worth entering.
Except that we don't want to offer the same as last year. We want to be even better.
Our friends at City Academy have arranged a really generous support package for this year's winner, so as well as all the benefits that previous winners have enjoyed, this year they'll also benefit from the following:
City Academy have agreed to
Shoot a Taster-Tape (15 Minutes max) based on the Sitcom Mission winners' sitcom script
Provide Actors to play all parts
Provide camera operators and equipment
Offer professional editing services
Provide City Academy staff to lead the edit and invite the writer to sit in on the editing session(s)
Give writer(s) final say on editorial decisions
Offer writer(s) the raw footage from the shoot
Provide total of 12 hours press & media work, circulating the footage to the industry
This will break down as 1 round of emails - and 2 rounds of press & media follow-ups
Have the video featured via City Academy social media accounts.
City Academy have broadcast quality cameras, lighting and sound so you'll leave with something that really stands out.
We can't wait to read your entries.
Simon and Declan
The Sitcom Mission