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Tiggy wiggy

  • Friday 22nd June 2018, 8:36am [Edited]
  • 17 posts

Just got to wait until they've finished reading. Could be now: could be next month. When near the end-ish I suspect they may take their work home with them. Some writers last year got rejection emails at twelve-o'clock at night.

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Tiggy wiggy

  • Saturday 23rd June 2018, 4:15pm
  • 17 posts
Quote: Liam Robson @ 21st June 2018, 10:55 AM

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.

Where does it say, you will find out either way?

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Liam Robson

  • Monday 25th June 2018, 4:49pm
  • Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom
  • 6 posts

I can't remember exactly where it was that I read it. I've just had a quick look and can't find it but I'm sure it was in the FAQs section. I think it's probably just a yes or no response until/if you reach the 30page read then they produce a report which I'm assuming would be shared with the writer as feedback.

Quote: Tiggy wiggy @ 22nd June 2018, 8:36 AM

Just got to wait until they've finished reading. Could be now: could be next month. When near the end-ish I suspect they may take their work home with them. Some writers last year got rejection emails at twelve-o'clock at night.

So do people all find out at different times or do people find out at set points? So after all 10page reads they will decline some and some will still say in progress and so on until they have their final shortlist?

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ell

  • Wednesday 18th July 2018, 2:07pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 17 posts

Has anyone received a response yet? Are they still reading scripts?

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Wheelbarrow

  • Friday 27th July 2018, 3:11am
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 posts
Quote: ell @ 18th July 2018, 2:07 PM

Has anyone received a response yet? Are they still reading scripts?

I've just got my rejection through. I made it passed the first round, and got a full read, but didnt get any further. They said i was in the top 14%, so i guess they second read about 400 entries.

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garyd

  • Friday 27th July 2018, 2:29pm
  • England
  • 702 posts
Quote: Wheelbarrow @ 27th July 2018, 3:11 AM

I've just got my rejection through. I made it passed the first round, and got a full read, but didnt get any further. They said i was in the top 14%, so i guess they second read about 400 entries.

Well done for that!

We also got our rejection at the first stage yesterday.
They obviously weren't too keen on a sitcom made up of rhyming couplets.
Has no one any adventure in them!
Oh well, back to the writing board.

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ell

  • Friday 27th July 2018, 3:40pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 17 posts

Didn't get past the first round. Wasn't told anything about top 14% though so well done. Jeez.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 27th July 2018, 7:53pm
  • England
  • 507 posts

Whether a script is in the top 14% or in the top (any other number)% isn't vitally important.

Much more important is whether or not those guys thought you might - just might - have what it takes to be a regular writer for BBC comedy.

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ell

  • Friday 27th July 2018, 8:48pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 17 posts

But surely being in the top 14% means they did briefly think the person had that ability? More so than if you were just chucked out after the initial read.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 28th July 2018, 9:42pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,264 posts

My rejection came through too. I'd completely forgotten about it.

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