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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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Comedy has not had the same uplift in budgets and ambition as straight-up scripted fare, but half hours that are as big on drama as laughs are in demand and, increasingly, on-demand. Just don't call it 'dramedy'.Stewart Clarke, TBI Vision, 8th May 2017
We chatted to some stand-up comedians to find out their secrets to making the audience feel connected with one another.Jennifer Barton, The Huffington Post, 26th April 2017
This is hard to do and has to be informed by character, but once you hear the characters talking in your head, you know you're onto something.James Cary, 25th April 2017
Deadlines are like bees. Right up close and in large numbers, they're horrendous. But from a distance, and overall, they produce good things. If you're an aspiring scriptwriter, there's a deadline looming. The BBC Writersroom is accepting unsolicited scripts between now and 15th May 2017. That means a human being will actually read your script. Or at least ten pages of it.James Cary, 21st April 2017
Working Title Television UK has hired former BBC comedy chief Mark Freeland to run its comedy unit.TBI Vision, 21st April 2017
A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to some university students about writing. Here's the gist of what I said.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 17th April 2017