INDUSTRY: WRITING COMEDY - FULL DAY PASS

(PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS WRITERS’ DAY)

Whilst at LOCO’s course, I met two vital contacts to support in advancing my career in comedy and TV, one being a fantastic actress and the other a talented producer. I invited the producer to a screening of my sitcom pilot at BAFTA. After watching it, she put me and my team in touch with a UK top 100 production company who ultimately signed us as writers.

Lee Dilley (IN THE DOG HOUSE, NEUTRAL, JOBSEEKERS)

LOCO’s Industry programme is back with a full day’s programme for those with a way with words. We’re packing workshops and panels for mid-career comedy writers looking to develop scripts and skill-sets, and there’ll be ample opportunities to discuss upcoming projects with like-minded professionals and potential collaborators. Please note: you do not have to be defined as a writer to attend these sessions!

The full-day ticket includes the following topics:

– Getting Representation and Making Money; WITH Charly Clive (Wri. Perf. BRITNEY; Channel 4’s PURE), Alex Cartlidge (Prod. BRITNEY; Country Mile Comedy Club) + more TBA

– Life skills and writing systems for comedy writers; WITH Emily Man (Founder of Emily Man Coaching), Lee Dilley (Co-Founder of Goat Tree Films) + more TBA

 

– Writing a comedy drama; WITH Frog Stone (Writ. BUCKET, 4 O’CLOCK CLUB), Matt Roberts (Dir. MASTERS OF LOVE, MAN BAND), Staten Cousins-Roe (Dir. Writ. A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE, THIS WAY OUT)

– Too many cooks? Writing comedy with other collaborators; WITH Nat Tapley (TONIGHT WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU)

– Networking drinks

More speakers to be announced soon.

I really can’t emphasise enough my appreciation for all the support LOCO has given me over the years, I am pretty sure the only reason people started taking me seriously as a writer-director was because you guys did first.

Kate Herron, SEX EDUCATION

Limited concessions are available. Please email training@locofilmfestival.com for more info.

NB: Just starting out? Our How to Get into Comedy Writing day is for those emerging writers looking to understand the craft.

Supported by MindsEye

Event Details

DATE: Sunday 14th July 2019
TIME: 10am –  8.30pm
VENUE: BFI Blue Room
PRICE: £110 (£290 for a full industry pass) + booking fee

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