BCG Pro Newsletter: 17th November 2023

Friday 17th November 2023


Big Comedy Conference video: Plotting

Big Comedy Conference video: Plotting

This recording of a session at our last conference is now online. Lucy Lumsden looks at the subject of sitcom plots with Adam Kay, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Daniel Peak and Brona C Titley.

Latest features

5 reasons why being a woman in comedy is bloody brilliant
Being a woman in comedy is brilliant
Comedian and writer Ali Panting talks us through the advantages.
3 things to remember when writing dialogue
Dialogue: things to remember
Here are 3 crucial elements to bear in mind when working on dialogue.
BBC New Comedy Awards 2023 interviews
BBC New Comedy Award interviews
Insight from those who took part in the final that was televised the other night.
Things I've learned from speaking to comedians on 'Making Creativity Pay'
Things I've learned from speaking to comics
Making Creativity Pay podcast host Dan Barnett shares what he's learnt from comedians.

Pitch Centre

We are onboarding another production company to Pitch Centre on Monday, so make sure your loglines are up-to-date and polished.

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Staff Writer, BBC Studios Audio
Staff Writer, BBC Studios Audio
The big annual BBC opportunity: a 12 month contract to work on their shows.
BCG Pro Sessions - James Cary
BCG Pro Sessions - James Cary
James Cary will be joining us live on Zoom from 7pm on Wednesday 13th December.
BCG Pro London meet-up
BCG Pro London meet-up
We are holding a meet-up in a pub in London Bridge this Tuesday (21st). Join us!
BBC Writers open call
BBC Writers open call
Reminder: if you've got a comedy drama script, submit it to the BBC by 5th December.

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From the archive

Features from our library of insightful content.

In Defence Of The First-Draft Freewrite
The First-Draft Freewrite
Ed Amsden and Tom Coles deliver an impassioned plea in defence of a first-draft freewrite.
Do you want to write a book?
Do you want to write a book?
You can't really write a book on a whim. Is this something you really want to do?

It was lovely to meet some of you face-to-face in Birmingham at the weekend. Where next (apart from London on Tuesday)? Tell us via our events page.

Why not post something new in our networking feed this weekend?

Want to learn stand-up or looking for a good Christmas gift for someone who does? Chris Head's London-based course starts in January. Meanwhile, for just two weeks, Dave Cohen's Script Reading Services are discounted.

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