Channel 4 are launching a new initiative to find the best new unpublished comedy writer or team of writers. The winner will have the opportunity over a 12 month period to receive writing commissions from leading production companies for a range of Channel 4 comedy and entertainment shows, earning up to a minimum value of £20k.Update (20/05/05) Read Dave Cohen's Top 5 tips to writing topical monologues.
To take part, submit a three-minute topical monologue and three non-topical sketches of no more than three minutes each in length.
Deadlines for submissions is July 14th.
Finalists will be chosen by a selection panel comprised of Channel 4 commissioners and celebrity comics. The winner will be announced at The Edinburgh Television Festival in August.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Further to the announcement earlier this month, Channel 4 have now published details of their comedy writing competition.