A friend of mine sent me this link... http://www.wired.co.uk/wired-magazine/archive/2010/04/how-to/how-to-sell-a-sitcom.aspx
How to sell a sitcom
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Thanks jp - a useful read, but hardly what I expected to find here. Haven't you got anything to contribute on interest rates or health insurance?
There is also the sitcom trials. > http://www.jamesparkerwriting.com/sitcomtrials/?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=21
I've got this great idea for a sitcom about bunch of people writing for a spoof news website. Just need a title...
"You don't have to be a sexual deviant to write here, but it helps"....???
No? Just a thought.
Interesting links, chaps, muchly ta. Hope all writing endeavours going well all round - one project finished here, but the second rather hampered by chicken pox pandemic spreading around my brood. But am sat with spotty son watching Star Wars of a Monday morning, so can't be all bad. Even if I don't understand a bloody word of it. Thank goodness for the services of my 10-year-old stepson who has grasped the names, plotlines and family history of every single extra in the franchise.
As for the writing malarky, working on a stellar script to secure the services of an agent is rather helpful as they can open so many more doors than one can open alone. I've found the BBC Writers Room very useful too - there is such an abundance of comedy talent on this site, I'm sure a huge commission awaits those bold enough to have a bash...
No don't try and compete with the established professionals. The whole point of setting up NewsBiscuit was to keep potential writers busy elsewhere.
You would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for a clear case of talkative-Ed syndrome.
I see. My children have a similar philosophy towards my writing career. But I am still launching an assault on the writing establishment and no evil satirical websites, pox-ridden infants, lumbering pregnant hulk or numerous restraining orders are going to stop me. Bwahahahaahahahahahaha!
You go girl!
All it took was a job, a dose of the squits and a small child to scupper my triumphant comedy resurgence!
What rot. The thought of you with a laptop on the bog with young Miss 1885 hanging off your ankles has brought a big smile to my face JP!
I worry about you sometimes...
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