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Wednesday 14th June
Comedy producer James Farrell has been appointed Head of Development at BBC Studios.
Thursday 9th March
The 2017 edition of new act competition So You Think You're Funny? is now open for entries. There is also now a competition for those under the age of 18.
Tuesday 6th December 2016
The David Nobbs Memorial Trust is to launch its first annual comedy writing competition. Opening on the 1st January, it has a £500 first prize.
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We're just about to start the full read stage of the latest Comedy Script Room, and there's one key thing we've noticed in terms of which scripts make it this far. Great characters.BBC Writersroom, 16th June 2017
A 'spec' script is one that is written speculatively. Or 'on spec'. Which means that no-one has paid you or commissioned you to write it.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 16th June 2017
Writing a half-hour script is hard. Really hard.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 13th June 2017
The inside scoop on filming stand-up via an exclusive interview with NextUp's video exec producer supremo Dan Berg.NextUp, 23rd May 2017
The bursary is designed to make a positive intervention to address an under-representation of BAME professionals in comedy authorship and subsequently representation in the broadcast industry.Shane Allen, BBC, 25th May 2017
Is the sitcom in crisis and, if so, how can we rescue it? That was the question posed at a WGGB panel event on 22 May 2017 at London's Museum of Comedy.Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 23rd May 2017