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Call for Submissions: The Trans Comedy Award

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by in Calls for Submissions

Trans Comedy have joined forces with BBC writersroom to launch The Trans Comedy Award: a talent search to encourage writers to promote a positive portrayal of Transgender people in mainstream comedy.

The Trans Comedy Award opens up an opportunity for the transgender community and members of the general public to portray transgender characters and the transgender experience in an affirming manner.

We are looking for original comedy sitcoms, comedy dramas or sketch shows featuring transgender characters and/or themes and written for television. An award of up to a maximum of £5000 will be shared between the selected writer(s) in order that they may develop a pilot or taster.

The Trans Comedy Award will be judged by Ian Critchley (BBC Head of Creative Resources), Jon Plowman (Executive Producer, BBC Comedy), Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director of New Writing) and a comedy writer/actor (name to be announced).

This opportunity is open to any writer as long as the work submitted is not currently in development or under consideration for development and has not previously been produced by any broadcaster or production company.

Entries open from:  Monday 14th January 2013.  All entries must be accompanied by a completed coversheet - Download the coversheet.

Entries should be posted to:

Trans Comedy Award
BBC writersroom,
4th Floor,
Grafton House,
379-381 Euston Road,
London NW1 3AU

Deadline for entries: 5pm, Thursday 28th February 2013

Selected writers notified: End of May 2013

Read the full terms and conditions for the Trans Comedy Award.

Find out more about the Award in our FAQs section.

William Johnson is the online editor of Lambda Literary.

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