Following last year's successful College of Comedy scheme, the BBC has recruited six brand new writers to take part in its development programme over the next ten months.
Once again the writers will be mentored to produce original work, attend a residential workshop where they will explore technique and craft with established writers and producers, and be attached to a current series to learn how production works...
The six candidates selected are:
Donna Harle, based in London, who has contributed to a forthcoming BBC Three sketch show pilot;
Gerry Howell, a London-based comedian and writer, who was a finalist in Channel 4's The Play's The Thing competition and is preparing his first Edinburgh fringe show;
Rosemary Jenkinson from Belfast, an experienced theatre writer, who has published short stories and poems, as well as receiving a number of writing bursaries;
Colin McQuaid from Scotland, who is on the writing team of BBC Scotland's Ellis & Clarke Show, and has written comedy for BBC Radio Ulster;
Dale C Phillips, from Hull, a novelist, screen and sketch writer, and a finalist in the BBC Bang! Theatre Play writing competition for new generation Asian writers;
Henry White, from London, who has won a number of animation awards, and contributed to several sketch shows. His pilot, The Site, was transmitted on BBC Three in 2008.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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