Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Chelsea Kania & Emily Chase from Female Pilot Club (practical advice for entering a comedy script call competition)

Danielle Krage interviews Chelsea Kania and Emily Chase from Female Pilot Club, and they discuss the benefits of entering writing competitions and the development opportunities they offer.

From their work with Female Pilot Club’s comedy script call, they share practical tips for developing your pitch, engaging with the advice of industry judges, responding to feedback and development notes, and finding the right fit with mentors.

The conversation covers:

00:00 Introduction to Female Pilot Club and Writing Competitions

02:08 The Benefits of Live Script Readings

03:35 The Purpose of the Script Call and Female Pilot Club

05:33 The Importance of Championing Female Writers

07:34 The Development Opportunities in the Script Call

08:08 Tips for Crafting a Succinct and Captivating Pitch

09:34 Advice from Industry Judges on Writing Comedy Scripts

11:05 Balancing Unique Personal Lens and Broad Comedy Appeal

13:49 Tips for Engaging with Script Development Notes

18:04 Considerations for Standing Out in Submissions

20:12 The Value of Script Consultancy and Mentoring

22:33 Finding a Good Fit in Mentors and Consultants

25:45 Staying Centred and True to Your Vision

30:09 Favourite Comedies and Comedy Dramas

32:57 Advice for Writers: Patience and Focus

37:00 Closing Remarks and Script Call Details


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