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Comedy Writing Area - Website Links

We've stored on this page hyperlinks to other websites which we think you'll find useful or interesting. As this area is quite new we've probably missed off some really good links - if you spot an omission please let us know by clicking here so we can ensure we have every useful website out there on this page.

General Sitcom Links

Want to find out more about sitcoms in general? Find out the latest production news?

British Sitcom Guide Don't forget the main part of our site. We've got information on hundreds of sitcoms and info on all the new sitcoms being produced!
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Other Writing Guides & Resources

SoYouWanna Be A Sitcom Writer?
A guide on what you need to do to become a sitcom writer in the States.

The Seven Laws of Comedy Writing
American sitcom writer Dave Evans has published this article in which he describes his seven 'laws' of writing comedy.

Writers Weekly
If you dig about a bit there is some interesting content in this ezine.
Some interesting articles - some of them written by people at the BBC Comedy Development Unit.

BBC Writers Room
A guide to writing from the Beeb. They post jobs on there too!

The Scriptwriters Toolkit
Downloadable MS Word script templates.

Drew's Script-O-Rama
An archive of various scripts. There's not many sitcom scripts online but you'll hopefully find something of interest here.

Writing A Sitcom
An article about how to write a sitcom. It's another take on things.

Organisations & Communities

British Society of Comedy Writers
The British Society of Comedy Writers is pretty much what is says on the tin: a society of British writers, mainly of comedy. You can join them.

The Agent's Association
Got to the stage of looking for an agent to represent you? This site has a big searchable directory of them.

Sits Vac (The Sitcom Trials)
A Yahoo e-group where writers and performers discuss sitcom writing. Information is also posted about stage shows where sitcom ideas can be tested.

Writers' Dock
A busy writing related forum.

TV Commissioning & Production Companies

The BSG Production Company List
We're still building this list up but it already contains a details on lots of production companies who make British sitcoms. Don't forget The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook too.

BBC Commissioning
Information from the BBC Commissioning team.

ITV Producers / Writers
A similar page from ITV.

Channel 4 Production
Channel 4's online commissioning guide.

Channel Five New Talent
Five are looking for new talented writers via this web page.

The Knowledge Online
A source of UK contacts within production and film.

A website from Channel 4 helping people get into creative industries, including writing.

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