Development hell

Old Harry's Game. Image shows from L to R: Satan (Andy Hamilton), Gary (Steven O'Donnell). Copyright: BBC

Superb news! A producer is developing your sitcom script. Congratulations!

They may at this stage offer you an option - which is a small amount of money to develop your idea with you. (And by small, we mean small - 750 quid, perhaps.)

If they're serious about you, they might also recommend some agents you can engage with.

The development phase is likely to take a while - and will almost certainly involve multiple rewrites of your script, or perhaps a completely new script.

Assuming you are completely new, you are unlikely to receive a full script fee for this...

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Published: Monday 29th January 2024

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