The Female Pilot Club is  partnering with UKTV to find new comedy scripts by women featuring leading parts for women who are over 45.

The Female Pilot Club was founded to amplify women’s voices and give women writers the chance to prove their jokes and characters in the room. Since 2019, it has staged read-throughs of comedy pilot scripts to audiences of writers, producers and comedy lovers. The writers range from first-timers to Emmy award winners and include Arabella Weir, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and Robert Webb.

Together with UKTV,  it is now looking for four new scripts featuring “juicy leading roles”. Four finalists will have their scripts developed by UKTV and the Female Pilot Club, followed by a live reading by comedy talent in front of an exclusive industry audience.

The brief calls for authentic-feeling, relatable, warm, and upbeat stories that reflect modern life in the UK. Not sci-fi, fantasy, mockumentary, or period comedy.

Submissions open today and close at midnight on September 11th, 2022.

More details can be found here.


Pippa Considine

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