Archive for September 9th, 2008

The Last Laugh

9th September 2008

The Last Laugh: Women Create Comedy is the new comedy feature film development initiative from Warp X and Birds Eye View with the support of Skillset. The companies plan to champion brilliant female comedy talent in the UK, and to bring female led comedy feature films to the screen, by creating a new programme of development.

Last Laugh will select 15 women with exceptional talent from a performance or writing background in different disciplines: radio, television, comedy theatre and stand-up. We believe this creative cross-pollination is key to discovering exciting new voices with the potential to create fantastic comedy films. All participants will have considerable professional experience in the comedy field plus a real ambition to create smart, low-budget, commercial feature ideas for the international marketplace.

Recent UK data shows that women aged 35 plus make up the biggest single part of UK cinema audiences and that comedy is the most financially successful film genre. We are also struck by the noticeable lack of woman-made feature comedy and that the continuing lack of women filmmakers in the global and British film industries is an anachronistic anomaly that is overdue for change.

The deadline for applications is 26 September, and all information on how to apply, plus the relevant forms, are available on the web site.