Big Talk co-launches The Betty and Peter Programme

Big Talk co-launches The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme, a script development programme for emerging comedy writers.

The CTBF, in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival), is launching a script development programme for four emerging comedy writers. Each writer will be awarded £10,000 and take part in a personalised seven month programme of industry support, beginning in October 2016, as they develop a comedy feature film screenplay or pilot script for a narrative comedy television series.

All four writers will be given script development support from the film or TV team at Big Talk*; will be matched with an experienced script editor to work with on their script; and given professional development through CTBF and LOCO, the latter of which will also manage the programme.

At the end of seven months, the selected writers will have completed a feature screenplay or television pilot, which will be presented as a live, fully cast table read to an industry audience during a special LOCO event in Spring 2017.

To submit an application, please go to:

*Please note: Big Talk’s role in this programme is advisory. There is no obligation for Big Talk to commission any of your work, but they will be here to support and guide. As a result, we are not expecting scripts to demonstrate a specific fit with the work on Big Talk’s production slate and any awards made should not be seen as a demonstration of investment interest from them.

See the full details and FAQ here on our website.