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sootyj

  • Sunday 31st January 2016, 1:07pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Just sent some scruffy bollocks, it was more of an excuse to write some fresh stand up.

But it's little more than.

"That Donald J Trump? Looks like a pile of shite with a hamster on top."

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StephenM

  • Sunday 31st January 2016, 9:51pm
  • London, England
  • 821 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 31st January 2016, 12:32 PM GMT

They're recording a show next Sunday (7th) - we are going along to watch. So I guess deadlines are quite tight. :)

Really, that seems super quick after the deadline. Still, from a selfish point of view, I guess it means we'll know one way or another very soon.

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Sunday 31st January 2016, 11:46pm
  • England
  • 645 posts

Well I just submitted a topical rant and two brilliant ideas. I can't help feeling had a known about this before today they may have been a little bit more brilliant.

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kate to the party

  • Monday 1st February 2016, 8:32am
  • England
  • 38 posts

Welp, I sent my submission for this about a week ago, got the "we have received your submission" email on Wednesday so now just waiting for the additional rejection email 0_0 (Or maybe not! Optimism!)

It's a bit of a nerve-wracking one I guess because no one knows exactly what shape/format the show will take yet. So that's quite exciting (reminds me of when 10 o'clock Live started and seemed full of Daily Showish potential -does anyone else miss that show?) but still means I have no idea if what I sent is anywhere near what Avalon wanted. I wonder if this is how freelance graphic designers feel all the time?

Would be cool to hear how the recording goes!

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Bonzo

  • Monday 1st February 2016, 11:53am [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

Hi - will let you know how the recording goes! We didn't get a 'we've received your submission' email.

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JonT

  • Monday 1st February 2016, 1:03pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 44 posts
Quote: sootyj @ 31st January 2016, 1:07 PM GMT

Just sent some scruffy bollocks

Is there such a thing as neat bollocks?

I sent something in on Saturday, though hard to know what they were looking for. No acknowledgement or rejection yet.

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Chris Hallam

  • Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 2:50pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 129 posts

It seems odd that they're recording in four days but nobody here seems to have been accepted yet.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 4:48pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

What's 17 people amongst thousands?

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Bonzo

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 7:46am
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

We got an email yesterday saying our stuff's been sent to the producers who will get back in a few weeks.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 8:31am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

That makes sense if they're recording an episode a week. I take it they don't record more than one episode in a day like some programmes?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 8:45am
  • Dagenham, England
  • 14,452 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 3rd February 2016, 7:46 AM GMT

We got an email yesterday saying our stuff's been sent to the producers who will get back in a few weeks.

Nice one
Well done.

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Bonzo

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 9:02am
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

thanks Steve - it was a lovely surprise when I got home! Good to see you at NJ last night.

Quote: Chris Hallam @ 2nd February 2016, 2:50 PM GMT

It seems odd that they're recording in four days but nobody here seems to have been accepted yet.

I have an update on this - it looks as if there are several live shows going on this month - we're going to the one at the Soho theatre on Sunday, but there are others happening in Chiswick and other places. And the pilot is being shot in March (I believe) at the LWT studios in London (I think).

:)

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Chris Hallam

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 9:23am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 129 posts

Got this on January 14...

Thank you for sending through an example of your work to us for the UNSPUN project. Your submission has been sent to the producers and we anticipate feedback from them in the next few weeks. We will contact you in due course to let you know whether or not we wish to explore the possibilities of working with you on this project. If your submission is not successful we will return your work to you.

For the avoidance of doubt, your submission will not alter or effect your ownership of the rights in your own work in any way. Please do also bear in mind of course that similarities in writers' ideas and material often occur, and therefore we cannot undertake to compensate you if material similar to yours, received coincidentally from another source, is subsequently produced.

Thank you again for your interest in the project.

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Bonzo

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 9:26am
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

sounds the same as ours! :) fingers crossed!

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martinw

  • Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 10:44am
  • Scotland
  • 39 posts

Isn't that just the submission acknowledgement/receipt email though? (I got the same one last week)

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