Fancy Writing Comedy for the BBC?

The BBC Writers Room’s regular window for unsolicited scripts is now open for comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online).

This year writers are being asked to specify which 10 consecutive pages of their script to read first.   So think about which 10 pages make your characters really shine, and will grab the judges attention, making them laugh and wanting to read more.

All submissions must be sent via the BBC’s e-submission system (not by post).  All you need is an email address and access to the internet in order to use it  – you can find out more here.

Submissions should include:

  • 1 comedy script of at least 30 minutes/pages in length for TV, Film, Radio, Stage or Online.
  • Details of which 10 pages to read first.
  • A brief biography of the author’s writing to date.

Submissions for a series may also include a brief outline (1-3 pages) of further episodes and the series as a whole (as a separate PDF).

Full details of the BBC’s Script Room system, including judging criteria, can be viewed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/send-a-script.

The closing date for submission is Monday 15th May 2017 (5pm).

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