Sunday, 8 January 2012
Sitcom Mission deadline Jan 25th - only £10
The Sitcom Mission, the comedy writing competition run by former Sitcom Trials producers Declan Hill & Simon Wright, is looking for your sitcoms.
If you get your script in by Jan 25th it will cost you only £10 to enter (or if you wait until Jan 31st it costs £15). Here are the details.
Sitcom Mission entry details
With an emphasis firmly on script development, The Sitcom Mission is an international sitcom writing competition, 'the X-Factor for sitcoms'. It showcases 15-minute sitcom scripts at The New Diorama Theatre in London in front of the comedy commissioners from British TV and radio.
Now in its third year, The Sitcom Mission is in partnership with Hat Trick Productions, the award-winning independent production company behind such programmes as Outnumbered, Have I Got News For You, Father Ted and Episodes. The prize is a £5000 script commission from Hat Trick.
Over 1,200 scripts were entered into the 2011 contest. The competition was won by What Next? , written by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards. The writers have been given a £5,000 half hour script commission by Hat Trick, as well as an opportunity to work with the agency The Writers' Company who have an impressive roster of writers for TV and film.
But it's not just the winners who get picked up, one of the runners-up, In The Meantime by Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones, has also been optioned by Hat Trick. Andrew adds, "it's not just about the grand prize, this is a great opportunity to have your work read and assessed by lots of very useful people!"
Declan & Simon produced The Sitcom Trials London seasons in 2007 & 2009, and together with Kev F Sutherland were given the Fringe Report Award for Best Encouragers of Talent in 2008. They went on to produce the first Sitcom Mission season in 2010.
The Sitcom Trials itself should be holding a call for script entries for shows in Bristol, Manchester and London in 2012 (entry will be free), keep watching this space for news.