Friday, November 04, 2005

BBC comedy apprenticeships

Good Old Auntie. Never one to discourage new talent, she has set up a £150,000 apprenticeship scheme to nurture new TV comedy writers.

Writers will be chosen from candidates that have contacted the BBC with fresh ideas during the various Talent competitions.

Successful candidates will be paid £10,000 each for the pleasure of shadowing programmes during their entire production, during which time they will learn from the shows' writers as well as contribute to any discussions about scripts.

If this scheme is a success it is expected that every new in-house comedy will have an apprentice writer attached
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