British Comedy Guide

March 19 - BBC Writersroom window... open! Page 3

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beaky

  • Monday 30th April 2018, 9:08am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,703 posts

I feel sorry for the poor sods having to wade through that lot.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 1st May 2018, 3:19pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

It's enough to put you off pharamacists and Irishmen for life!

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ell

  • Friday 4th May 2018, 8:37am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27 posts

When do we find out we've been rejected?

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Lazzard

  • Friday 4th May 2018, 10:29am
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: ell @ 4th May 2018, 8:37 AM

When do we find out we've been rejected?

I think it's when you press 'Send'....

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Chappers

  • Friday 4th May 2018, 6:30pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Lazzard @ 4th May 2018, 10:29 AM

I think it's when you press 'Send'....

Yes - very good!

They probably don't actually tell us failures - just the successful one(s).

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garyd

  • Sunday 6th May 2018, 12:13pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 782 posts

Well I should be fine then.

I'm an extremely successful failure!

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Anorak

  • Saturday 12th May 2018, 4:12pm
  • England
  • 283 posts
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 6th April 2018, 4:11 PM

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Tommy Griff

  • Wednesday 30th May 2018, 11:07pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 407 posts

Interested to know if any of the comedy.co.uk forum posters have got far with their script submissions? Not just with Writer's room, but through other channels?

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Tommy Griff

  • Sunday 10th June 2018, 9:28am
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 407 posts

I take that as a no then?!

I hope not though - I would love to hear success stories from so-called minions starting from scratch and who didn't have a foot-in by having contact with anybody "in the know" or anyone who was influential etc..

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beaky

  • Sunday 10th June 2018, 5:42pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Making initial contact with somone influential is part and parcel of getting your script noticed, I'm afraid.

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ell

  • Saturday 16th June 2018, 11:05am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 27 posts

How do you do that? Do you have to attend events and schmooze or can you email a random person from a production company? Is it worth getting an agent or do you need some success before you can find one?

I should probably start a new thread for this.

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beaky

  • Sunday 17th June 2018, 9:12am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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You could certainly try your first suggestion, and definitely email anyone you think might be interested. No agent would take on someone without a track record, sadly. It's a conundrum that everyone has to work out for themselves.

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Tiggy wiggy

  • Sunday 17th June 2018, 6:59pm
  • 17 posts

I've not heard back yet from the comedy room window - just thought I'd say. I think it's getting close though. The 'in progress' i'm sure will read 'closed' for me.

I'm halfway through changing writing formats in my head: think I'm there now

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Liam Robson

  • Thursday 21st June 2018, 10:55am
  • Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
  • 11 posts

How long did it take first responses to come through last time around? Does anyone know. The website says you should find out either way so I've only put down a deposit on the Porsche for now.