Do you want to learn how to write for television? Do you want to earn a living from making people laugh? Do you have a brilliant idea but nowhere to take it?
Whether you’re currently developing a project and need some inspiration or are a journalist or stand up keen to give TV writing a go for the first time, we are offering you the ultimate TV comedy masterclass with one of Britain’s most successful comedy screenwriters: the legendary Laurence Marks.
The man behind comedy smash hits such as Goodnight Sweetheart and Birds of a Feather will be giving us the benefit of his insider knowledge on breaking into the industry, how to write a successful script in particular focusing on character and plot structure.
The masterclass costs just £50 and will take place at the IdeasTap office in London on 10 to 11 November 2012. We are offering 20 places for our best, most ambitious writers. All you need to do is fill in the application form and upload supporting work to your portfolio.
Previous participant IdeasTap member Sarah Page said:
“I learned how to generate sitcom ideas, create engaging characters, structure a pilot, terrify Members of Parliament and the best way to take a nap in an Estonian lap dancing club. Laurence is a legend in the television comedy writing industry and I really appreciated the opportunity to pick his brains and get some insider professional advice… We spent two days sharing ideas on what we found funny, which will hopefully inspire our own comedy writing.”
This brief closes on Monday 29 October at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 to 30 on the closing date. If you have any technical queries, visit the help centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
Follow this brief to download the application form