We are delighted to announce our latest Grand Scheme Media and Comedy 50:50 online sessions.

Each session will last an hour over zoom with details of time and dates below.  

Please RSVP for each session separately to Spaces are limited and and you will only be contacted if you have secured a place in the session.

Bex Rycroft is one of Britain’s leading TV directors. Having learnt on the job, working in script supervision/continuity on many shows, including The Wrong Mans, Episodes, and Inside No.9, she then took the director’s reins on shows as diverse as Hollyoaks, Malory Towers, Gap Year and So Awkward.

DATE & TIME Thursday 4th Nov @ 7pm 
RSVP by 6pm Thursday 28th Oct and we will confirm your place by Sunday 31st Oct

Fiona McDermott is Channel 4’s Head of Comedy. She joined the channel in 2011, having worked as a series producer at Zeppotron on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and Would I Lie to You, and then as a Series Producer at Objective Productions. At Channel 4, she has overseen the commissioning and production of numerous award-winning shows, including Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Feel Good, We Are Lady Parts, and Stath Lets Flats.

DATE & TIME  Tuesday 9th Nov @ 2pmRSVP by 6pm Tuesday 2nd Nov and we will confirm your place by Friday 5th Nov

WRITING SKETCH COMEDY TVHow to Start writing sketches for TV and Radio.
Grand Scheme Media will take a look through the recurring characters, the catchphrases, the stand-alone sketches, monologues and two-headers, that make great sketch comedy. 
Graham and Mark will also discuss how to work with comedy performers, in developing their characters for the screen.

DATE & TIME Wednesday 17th Nov @ 2pm
RSVP by 6pm Wednesday 10th Nov and we will confirm your place by Friday 12th 

WORKING IN A WRITERS’ ROOMWhat is a writers’ room? What is a showrunner? All will be revealed in this session, explaining the processes and demands of working collectively with a group of writers on a pre-existing project, under the guidance of the writers’ boss, the Showrunner.

DATE & TIME Wednesday 24th Nov @ 2pm
RSVP by 6pm Tuesday 16th Nov and and we will confirm your place by Friday 19th Nov

MASTERCLASS/CASE STUDY  THE OTHER ONE WITH HOLLY WALSHHolly Walsh is a brilliant stand-up comedian and the writer of some of Britain’s best new comedies. She’s an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, and has appeared on most of the best-loved comedy panel shows.
She co-writes Motherland, and created and writes the BBC’s The Other One with Pippa Brown. 

Time & Date TBC, details to follow soon.

These sessions are kindly sponsored by Hat Trick, Angst, Lionsgate, Hartswood & Shiny Button.

More masterclasses to be announced in the next couple of weeks on email, twitter and the website