Video: Writers' Guild panel on comedy writing

Image shows left to right: Lee Ridley, Jack Rooke, Lucy Porter, Amna Saleem, Steven Canny

In August 2022, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and The David Nobbs Memorial Trust jointly organised a panel session to talk about how gaining a foothold in the comedy writing business is tough.

The video of this session has now been published online. Watch as Lucy Porter talks to Lee Ridley, Jack Rooke, Amna Saleem and Steve Canny about topics such as script development, money and sticking to your vision:

Some timestamps:

5 minutes, 20 seconds: The panel is introduced.

8 minutes, 20 seconds: Do you need an agent?

18 minutes, 30 seconds: Money and fees.

24 minutes: Mentoring.

40 minutes, 30 seconds: Persistence versus being annoying.

50 minutes: Writing to commissioner briefs versus writing what you want to write.

Published: Monday 21st November 2022
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