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SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

The FPC 2024 Script Call
is now open for submissions!

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Submit your comedy script for a chance to have it read by top flight comedy talent in front of a live audience

Since 2019, Female Pilot Club has staged live readings of brilliant female-written comedy scripts by top flight comedy talent for public and industry audiences. Our finalists have gone on to attain representation and have their scripts optioned by production companies. We believe nothing proves good comedy like the sound of laughter! 

Submission windows:

Early Bird - Nov 1st to Dec 15th (£30)

Late Bird - Dec 16th to Jan 1st (£50)

But first, meet the Judges

Three brilliant industry judges will participate in selecting our Finalists.

Be sure to read their advice!

Submission Guidelines

Chosen Scripts

  • Two Finalists will have their scripts read to a live audience by top flight comedy talent

  • Finalists will also receive development notes from FPC in preparation for the show

  • Finalists, Semifinalists and Quarterfinalists will be all recognised across all FPC platforms

Script Brief

We are seeking 30 minute TV or radio scripts that are straight laugh-out-loud comedy pilots. Stories with a unique personal lens or local appeal are preferred, as well as stories that bring to light new perspectives; we welcome writers from diverse and working class backgrounds. We also have a strong preference for scripts that feature six or less main characters, and for sitcoms (versus comedy/dramas).

 

Our tips:

  1. Look at what's already been done... and do something new.

  2. Ensure your unique story also has broad appeal -- great comedy connects people!

  3. Read the advice of our brilliant Judges.

Requirements

  • You identify as a UK or Ireland-based woman

  • Submit one TV or radio pilot script no more than 35 pages

  • Script must be based on original ideas that belong to nobody but you

  • Script must be written in industry standard screenplay or radio format to be considered

  • Title page must include your full name, contact details, series title and episode title

  • Write a single-paragraph pitch for your series, to be shared in the body of your submission email

Submission Fee

While we've loved being able to offer past script calls free of charge, due to the increase in submissions we have outgrown our ability to continue operating pro bono. We now kindly request a contribution prior to your submission to support our ability to read scripts and produce readings. Payments can be made via the below button via Paypal or a credit card, please note the fee window in which you are submitting:

Submission windows:

Early Bird - Nov 1st to Dec 15th (£30)

Late Bird - Dec 16th to Jan 1st (£50)

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Pay It Forward arrangements will be considered for writers in genuine financial need; if you think this is you, contact us. 

How to Submit

​Include the following things in your email to femalepilotclub@gmail.com

  • Subject line: FPC 2024 SCRIPT CALL

  • In the body of the email, include a single-paragraph pitch for your series

  • Attach your Paypal receipt showing proof of payment

  • Attach your script as a PDF and name the file as follows: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_SERIES TITLE

  • Remember: title page must include your full name, contact details, series title and episode title

 

Email us to subscribe and follow us on X or Instagram to receive updates. We look forward to reading you!

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Script not quite ready?

We want to help! The FPC Script Consultancy offers feedback and development support to take your script to the next level.

Working with FPC on your script does not guarantee its placement in our script calls. We depend on qualified external judges for their unbiased opinions.

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