It is well worth listening to this episode of Sitcom Geeks podcast with script editor Andrew Ellard, who is currently working on the Outsiders comedy blaps. Yes, that one has something about it. I hope your show gets commissioned at the same time as mine. Each Blap commission takes the shape of an online mini-series of three or so films, with each episode being approximately 4mins in length. I just need to sell three sitcoms, a visual online series and a bunch of films in the next few days. We need a full treatment that explains and sells the idea, detailing who will be involved on and off screen, and a clear breakdown of what the three separate Blaps will be. So now, as the school celebrates its centenary, we welcome you all back in the same room.
Channel 4 Comedy Blap submission details The submission window runs from 1st September to 30th November And dig deep into your idea, so deep that you get to the other side, become enlightened and discover that it really is shit, but that other notion you scribbled down the other day could be the one. I could do a whole other blog about whether or not someone will steal your idea by the way. A picture-perfect family, the Conways shot to fame through their hugely popular family dining website. The 3-part How To Life pictured above explores what might happen if one egotistical know-it-all turned his bizarre, everyday life-experiences into a series of spontaneous and, some might say, idiotic ‘How To’ lessons. Only you, or the commissioning editors who are very much looking forward to my pitch meetings, can decide….
To be honest it is hard for anyone, even top producers, to attach the kind of massive name that will open doors.
Channel 4 launch comedy blaps
And then if something gets some interest I focus energy on that. Today they publish 10 new episodes across four strands: Each Blap commission takes the shape of an online domedy of three or so films, with each episode being approximately 4mins in length. And hopefully my pitch for a dark comedy drama about a talking elephant on a revenge rampage is more interesting than the weather outlook for Penge.
Back to the point. So here are a few back of the herbal fag packet tips which might be useful…. How to write a great Chort August 8, You have to know a bit about submisdion the person has done and is doing so you can flatter them, disarm them with your charm and then ocmedy them to invest one million dollars in your arthouse short film.
Deadlines for submissions to the fringe programme etc.
Channel 4 publishes new Comedy Blaps – News – British Comedy Guide
And they do cost money. Be creative to help stand out from other pitches. Most are quite good and a few are genuinely brilliant — well crafted, funny with great characters. An example of one of the more successful blaps is Chewing Gumthat has since been commissioned into a full TV series.
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Only you, or the commissioning editors who are very much looking forward to my pitch meetings, can decide…. An example of one of the more successful Blaps is Chewing Gumthat has since been commissioned into a full TV series. Call submisison Derren — A first attempt at stand up comedy. Funny in a cartoon, not in real life and a frankly a stretched metaphor in both this paragraph and the entire post.
We like to give each submission the time it deserves so sometimes it takes us a while to get back to you.
Talk to my friends. Your email address will not be published. So how has this impacted mainstream comedy channels? The writing is excellent — a great set of characters from whom great comedy can emerge.
But things are starting to change. Good luck out there.
Good luck in Here is a comexy description of what Channel 4 are looking for: The fact is there are a massive number of scripts floating about. The ongoing series of commissions for its online platform All 4 showcases “fresh new ideas that may one day make it to a series commission”, featuring participants “from comedy virgins to established comedy writers and performers.
As we no longer have to consume what major TV channels broadcast, the risk to commissioning channels submidsion getting it wrong has increased significantly.
My short album about stuff can be pre-ordered on iTunes now. The ‘Educatoror’ of the title is Arun Jason, an Oxbridge-educated teacher. Finally while channel 4 cannot guarantee feedback on submissions, you can get feedback before you submit from our community of creators using Ask The Crowd.
I just need to sell three sitcoms, a visual online series and a bunch of films in the next few days. Watch ‘We Are Family’. I certainly had no idea when I started. Find an angle, write a press release and send it out to any relevant publications.
More details on the four shows can be found below, with links to watch them on BCG: Edinburgh is a great, but expensive way to do it. Just by the very act of typing, you are doing that. I had the pleasure of exec producing this. A generation that can start growing their own audience on digital platforms in the absence of a commissioning budget.
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