Short Com TV Sitcom Writing Competition 2022 opens

Friday 4th March 2022, 6:31pm

  • Short Com TV Sitcom Writing Competition is open from 7th March until 16th July 2022
  • This year's judges are director Ben Mallaby, development producer Inez Gordon and agent Henry Holmes
  • The early bird prices are £10 for script entry, £35 for one page feedback and £60 for extended feedback
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Short Com has announced that its TV Sitcom Writing Competition is returning for the third year; with a brand new line-up of judges to assess the final shortlisted writers.

The competition aims to discover new comedy writing talent and connect them to the industry, with a prize package that includes £500 cash.

Submissions open on Monday 7th March, and writers have until 16th July 2022 to enter. The early bird prices (which run until 20th April) are £10 for script entry, £35 for one page feedback and £60 for extended feedback.

Making up the judging panel for 2022 are BAFTA-nominated and winning talent in director Ben Mallaby, newly appointed Roughcut TV development producer Inez Gordon, and Henry Holmes at PBJ Management.

Chris Aitken from Short Com says: "I'm delighted to have the panel on board to bring their unique skillsets and experiences in the industry to the judging chamber.

"Since we started the competition we have been impressed by the response and enthusiasm by new writers for the competition (and their lovely feedback, thanks peeps).

"Emphatically, the number of quality entries we have received over the past two years has created a tight and challenging competition. This has been a key motivational factor for us to return the contest and continue our mission to find new emerging writing talent, which hopefully we can help springboard their careers. First of all by getting them noticed by recognising their talents and then trying to help them in their journey to either find representation or connect them to development producers or directors.

"Like the film festival, we have a reputation for finding and selecting great films by emerging filmmaking talent. And we are pleased to now be doing the very same with writing talent."

The ethos of the competition very much remains the same, by "focusing on writing ability ahead of how good an idea someone might have for their sitcom."

For full details, tips and the entry form visit shortcom.org

BCG Pro members can get £5 off the one page feedback option. See Opportunities Hub for the code.

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