Learn Scriptwriting From Three of RD's Big Guns

And also their little peashooter friend.

11 March, 2011

Naylor. Grant. Jackson. Three unforgettable biggies. If you're of a writerly bent - and you won't be making it to Dimension Jump this year - you can be hearing their words of wisdom at The London Comedy Writers Festival 2011 on April 9th/10th. (Here's their website.)

Learn Scriptwriting From Three of RD's Big Guns

Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor will be taking part in a session entitled 'I Have A Great Idea - Should I Make A Pilot?' In recent years the writer-director-producer has become more and more invested in independent production - whispers abound about his latest project Over to Bill - and here you'll learn why...and, more importantly, how it's done.

Learn Scriptwriting From Three of RD's Big Guns

He'll be joined at the session by writer/script editor Andrew Ellard - himself no stranger to the self-made pilot - and Mark Talbot, comedy development producer for Hat Trick Productions.

Learn Scriptwriting From Three of RD's Big Guns

Another Dwarf/comedy comedy giant attending the festival and telling people how it's done will be Paul Jackson. Known to fans as the man who snuck a sci-fi comedy into the BBC via the back door, Paul produced (among others) The Young Ones, Saturday Live and Carrott's Lib and has worked at every level, from assistant floor manager to Director of Comedy for ITV.

Learn Scriptwriting From Three of RD's Big Guns

But if you can't make the main festival - or, hey, even if you can - Red Dwarf's other co-creator, Rob Grant, is running a class on the evening of March 22nd at Ealing Studios. The novelist, stand-up and scriptwriter's session is intriguingly entitled 'Secrets of Comedy Writing'.

Three big Dwarf names. One tiny one. However you look at it, that's a lot of comedy welly.

SPECIAL OFFER: If you use the discount code 'Reddwarf' on the London Comedy Writers Festival Website you'll get £25 off the ticket price for the event - and the organisation will also donate £5 to Comic Relief.

If you want to learn more - here's the schedule.

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