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North-East Screen and BBC Comedy announce a new funded development opportunity for North-East-based comedy talent. The scheme is offering funds to six comedy creatives to help them develop their television ideas. Each chosen creator will receive £1000 as well as development support and an introduction to production companies, ahead of pitching their ideas to BBC Comedy for feedback.

Lisa Laws, Head of Talent and Professional Development at North East Screen adds, “This is a first of its kind opportunity for North East comedy creators ready to burst onto comedy platforms. We are looking to champion six people and support them to get their ideas ready to pitch to the BBC.”

To support and inspire applications for the fund, the NE Screen Comedy Hot House will be hosting Cracking the Comedy Codes, a day of panels taking place at The Stand, Newcastle from 1-5pm on Thursday 13th October. The event features Simon Mayhew-Archer (This Country), Rupert Majendie (Brian and Charles, Pls Like), Kirk Flash (This is Gay), Julia McKenzie (BBC Radio4 Comedy Commissioner) and more.

For more information and to apply for the fund click here.

Far right – Simon Mayhew-Archer

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