UKTV WRITING OPPORTUNITY

NEW COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY WITH UKTV in association with Comedy 50:50.

UKTV is funding 10 treatments for new half hour comedies for either Dave or Gold by female writers. 

From these treatments they are looking to commission at least 3 full scripts and hope that the initiative would lead to at least 1 series commission, and maybe more.

Pitches for Dave should be based on characters navigating the chaos, fun and messiness of life in their 20s. Scripts should aim for shared viewing with a mixed-gender cast that can be female led, and ideally low in concept. Authenticity and relatability are key, as are cultural relevance and emotional truth.

Shows on Gold need to have multi-generational, mixed-gender appeal for family viewing audiences, and tonally are similar to BBC2 and Channel 4. The average viewing age is 40 – 50 and whilst the character spread can be multi-generational, the heart of the piece will probably not be through the POV of the older characters.

To apply: 

Please send topline ideas, no longer than 2 paragraphs, to comedy5050@comedy5050.com along with a 5 page writing sample by Friday 26th February.

Any level of experience is welcome and UKTV will provide template treatments for successful applicants.

Due to the volume of responses we anticipate, only successful applicants will be notified by UKTV by Thursday April 1st.