Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 19th March 2018, 12:49 PM
That's very interesting Cindy, I shall have to revisit their site as I didn't see that piece. Well at least it shows they are taking notice of the competition and aren't as set in their ways as they come across. While I agree it shows craft to present an ear catching first act I'd say most sitcom episodes hit their best notes further in and many save the best for the finale as I tend to do when writing my efforts. So this is a little bit more encouraging after working out the odds of 'getting somewhere' with them based on their 2017 intake are 2,250/1. Good luck all.
Yeah but I still can't work out why not, as it's been a highly successful format for them and was always seen as the gold standard form for TV sitcoms until the success of Gervais' non studio audience sitcoms. There surely can't be that much difference in the cost of making either type? What you save on three extra camera crews you spend on location sets, lighting, sound and transportation. I thought location shoots were more expensive. ?
I think they want to see brilliant scripts. They would be happy to see audience, radio, dramedy (or coma as I've heard it called).
A studio sitcom costs several times more than a non-studio. Studios are massively expensive to hire, plus several camera crew, lighting staff, camera hire etc etc. Single camera is a small crew and, of course, a single camera. (They sometimes use two cameras but even that's a hell of a lot cheaper than five big forklift truck sized ones wheeling around a studio)
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