Female Pilot Club Winter Social
The Female Pilot Club is about to relaunch our mission to help great female-written comedy take off and fly!
After being grounded for far too long, our first live show back will be a special one-off as part of the JW3 Jewish Comedy festival in March ‘22 so to celebrate, we’re inviting you for a glass of wine and a chinwag on December 7th at 7pm.
Abbie and Kay will talk about what they look for in submissions and how to get your script tuned up and ready for a shot at the JW3 showcase, but if you just want to drink wine and chat, you’ll find like-minded comedy writers, producers and maybe the odd commissioner.
There’ll be some exciting news about the soon to be launched Female Pilot Club Podcast, so come on, chocks away, grab yourself a ticket and join us at JW3, Finchley Road, for the Female Pilot Club Winter Social!
Up, up and away! Buy tickets here.
Tickets - £15 with wine or soft drink.
On Tuesday 25th May we read two scripts at our first online event - the Spring Test Flight Scheme!
The scripts were Final Rites by Sylvia Okyere and Bad Things by Rachel Clark. The other scripts developed with mentors were by Athena Kugblenu, Laura Evelyn & Zara Janjua.
We want to thank our amazing actors; Benjamin Sarpong-Broni, Tom Bell, Jolade Obasola, Dona Croll, Lauren Douglin, Lauren Socha, Matilda Thorpe, Lola Jagun, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Laura Evelyn, Philip Labey, Katharine Bennett Fox, Onosky Ujorha and Ellen Thomas.
The scheme was set up to help brilliant newer writers with barriers to inclusion to connect with their more experienced peers, to work on their winning script.
The five talented writers were mentored by experienced industry figures with a track record in making TV. Our amazing mentors were: Annie Griffin (The Festival), Frog Stone (Bucket), Amy Schindler (Mystic) Julia Kent, (Class Dismissed) and Roz Kidd. Thank you all! As well as, as always, Emma Barnard and Saskia Shuster at Comedy 50:50 and the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, which is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery Funds as part of its Future Film Skills strategy.
The mentoring programme was aimed at female writers from diverse ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, who are neuro-diverse, LGBTQ+, late starters, from a non-privileged socio-economic or geographic background.
Our thanks go to Amanda Wilkin and Jayne Aguire who have volunteered their time and talents not only as actors but also as script readers.
Emily Chase, our associate producer and casting director, has been in the club for some time and on the 20th June gave birth to baby Jago! Many many congratulations to her!
and a Female Pilot Club baby!