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Notes from the first Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition

Short Com, who have been promoting and screening emerging comedy filmmaking talent over the years, recently ran their first sitcom writing competition.

The reading team were surprised by the number of quality entries that came in by new writers, but they did identify some common errors. Reflecting on some of the pitfalls new writers fall into, Short Com director Chris Aitken runs through some of the common habits new sitcom writers portray, and gives suggestions for how people can potentially improve their scripts.


A lot of writers were writing what I call their 'introductory episode'. This is when the episode...

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